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Parenting in the Digital World: A Step-By-Step Guide to Internet Safety (Paperback)
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The second edition includes updated parental control guides on all the devices your child is using, and new chapters on critical online safety issues: How to talk to your child about pornography, threats and consequences, how to protect yourself from being hacked, and how to create a culture of safety and accountability in your home.
Parenting in the Digital World is brilliantly organized, easy to follow, and offers screen shots and step-by-step instructions on how to manage the privacy settings on different operating systems and applications. The overview of the most popular apps being used today will be an important eye-opener for many caring adults. Knowledge is power and I am delighted to recommend this empowering book Together, we can stop crimes against children. Be Brave.
-Erin Runnion, Founder of The Joyful Child Foundation
Digital Safety is a critical skill that mandates up to date knowledge and third party expertise. Clay Cranford brilliantly delivers both as the Safety Cop. Parenting in the Digital World is a must read for every parent and adult that has the privilege of supporting the success of twenty-first century kids.
-Mama Marlaine, Founder Parenting 2.0
"Clay Cranford has done it-provided a handbook to put us, as both parents and educators, one step ahead of our digital teens/tweens. This book provides step by step visuals to help every adult set up privacy settings on every device that is both in our homes and on our teens."
-Amy Hemphill, Computer Literacy Educator
This book answers the number one question parents of digital kids have today, "How Can I Keep My Child Safe Online?" Parenting in a Digital World is an indispensable guide that should live on the nightstand of every parent raising kids today.
-Diana Graber, Co-Founder, Cyberwise.org and Founder, CyberCivics.com
Parenting in the Digital World is written by Clayton Cranford, the nation's leading law enforcement educator on social media and online safety for children and recipient of the 2015 National Bullying Prevention Award.
This easy step-by-step guide will show parents how to create a safe environment on the Internet, social networking apps, and on their children's favorite game consoles. Parenting in the Digital World will include:
Step-by-step instructions for enabling all of the hidden settings in your computers, mobile devices, and game consoles to make them safe and secure.
- Safety settings on the latest operating systems and game consoles: Windows 8.1, Mac OSX, Apple mobile iOS, Android mobile OS, Xbox 360 & One, and Playstation 4.
- Latest and most popular apps for teens rated: What they do, their problems, and if they are safe for children.
- A guide to bringing sanity back to your child's digital world by showing parents how to successfully limit "screen time" in their homes.
- How to start a conversation about appropriate use of mobile devices and the Internet.
- A copy of the Cyber Safety Cop's Internet & Mobile Device Usage Contract.
- Steps to successfully dealing with a cyberbullying incident.
About the Author
Clayton Cranford is a law enforcement professional based in Southern California. Clayton is one of the nation's leading law enforcement educators on social media and child safety and the author of "Parenting in a Digital World." He created Cyber Safety Cop, an Internet and social media safety program. It teaches parents and students how to avoid the inherent risks of social media and other web based platforms by using safe habits. He has served as a member of the Orange County School Threat Assessment Team, School Resource Officer, and Crisis Negotiation Team. He has investigated threats, weapon possession, and violent crimes in K-12 schools throughout Orange County, California. Clayton has more than 20 years of teaching experience and has been a featured speaker at the National Conference on Bullying, the Southwest Conference on Human Trafficking, the California Association of Crime Prevention Officers, and the National Association of School Resource Officers. Clayton was awarded the 2015 National Bullying Prevention Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council, and the 2015 American Legion Medal of Merit for his bullying prevention work. Clayton is a sought-after media commentator on cyber safety and child safety issues. He has appeared on several TV shows, "The Doctors," NBC News, and CBS News. Clayton has partnered with Agape International Missions (AIM), a leader in the fight against child sex trafficking in Cambodia. Clayton has served overseas with AIM in Cambodia's child sex trafficking epicenter and speaks at various Human Trafficking symposiums and conferences, spreading awareness and providing families with important safety information. Clayton is married with two boys who love the Internet and technology. Clayton has a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice.