My latest project: Internet safety for kids as the 'UnFun Parent'

I just published a new book: The UnFun Parent.

It’s all about internet safety for kids, and how we as parents can help keep our kids safe and smart without yanking every cable out of the wall and putting our kids in walking Faraday cages. You can buy it on Lulu.com: $10 for the paperback, $5 for the e-book. I’ve launched a blog to go with it at unfunparent.com.

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Where the book came from

About six months ago, my sister-in-law and her wife said “Ian, you should write a book on kids’ internet safety, for parents.”

I don’t know why, but the idea clicked, 100%, and in four days I poured out my ideas and thoughts on how you can keep kids safe on the web.

And, since my family title has long been ‘The Unfun Parent’ I figured it’d be a perfect title for the book, too.

The Unfun Parent: Keeping your kids safe (and happy) in the internet age: Lulu.com

CEO & Founder

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/ianlurie.

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