By N. Sokolova & G. Campbell
Natalia Sokolova’s Advocacy for School and Family Safety Reinforced Through Innovative Security Technologies
In today’s world, the safety and well-being of students in schools have become a top priority. With an alarming increase in school shootings and critical incidents, parents and educators are seeking effective solutions to protect what matters most. In response to this growing concern, Cytta Corp (OTCQB:CYCA) has developed its groundbreaking CyttaCARES (Crisis Alert and Response Emergency System) initiative. Seamlessly integrated into the company’s CyttaComms Toolkit for First Responders, CyttaCARES revolutionary SOS platform, offers real-time actionable intelligence to empower school staff and administrators to react promptly and effectively during critical emergencies.
Addressing the Concerns:
According to a recent Pew Research Survey, one-third of parents’ report being “very worried” or “extremely worried” about the possibility of a shooting at their child’s school. This worry is not unfounded, as school shootings in the USA in 2022 reached the highest number in two decades. Shockingly, over 6,000 children were killed or injured by gunfire, and more than 330 people were fatally shot or wounded on school grounds. These statistics highlight the urgent need for advanced security measures to safeguard schools.
The CARES Initiative: Real-Time Actionable Intelligence:
Cytta Corp’s CARES initiative provides a comprehensive system for emergency response in schools. By establishing an instantaneous link between school staff, school resource officers, and local law enforcement through real-time video, audio, and text communication, the CyttaCARES platform enables swift evaluation of the circumstances and initiation of appropriate measures. This integrated approach aims to potentially save lives and mitigate damage during critical incidents.
The simplicity and effectiveness of the CARES system lies in its seamless integration with existing school security systems. Teachers and school administrators can easily download the CyttaCARES app onto their cell phones, tablets, or laptops. In an emergency, pressing the emergency ICON immediately alerts the first responders through the CyttaComms incident management system. The CARES app provides realtime video/audio notification to all the officers at the local police or sheriff’s office. The alerted officers can then immediately interact with the alerting individual using video and audio, and simultaneously alert all other installed CARES applications within the school. This real-time situational awareness ensures that precious seconds and minutes are not wasted. Alerts, responses, and complete situational awareness now occurs within a minute or within the “Golden Minute.”
Thought Leadership and Advocacy:
Natalia Sokolova, Cytta Corp’s Chief Operating Officer, stands as a thought leader and advocate in the school and family safety arena. Passionate about protecting children, Sokolova is actively involved in promoting investment and development of new family safety and security technologies. As a mother of two school-aged children, her commitment to the cause is deeply personal.
Cytta Corp’s CARES Initiative, integrated into the CyttaComms Toolkit for First Responders, is a groundbreaking solution that addresses the pressing need for enhanced safety measures in schools. By providing real-time actionable intelligence, CyttaCARES empowers school staff and administrators to react promptly and effectively during critical emergencies. Natalia Sokolova’s advocacy for school and family safety, coupled with Cytta Corp’s innovative security technologies, establishes them as key players in ensuring the well-being of children in educational institutions. With CyttaCARES, we move closer to a safer and more secure environment for all our future generations.
- Pew Research Center. (2022). Most U.S. Parents Say They Are Worried About School Shootings. Retrieved from https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2022/03/24/most-u-s-parents-say-they-are-worried-about-school-shootings/
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2022). School-Associated Violent Deaths Surveillance Study. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/injury/features/school-violence-deaths/index.html
- National School Safety Center. (2022). School Shootings: Facts and Stats. Retrieved from https://schoolsafety.us/facts/statistics/
- Cytta Corp. (2023). CyttaComms Toolkit for First Responders. Retrieved from https://cyttacomms.com/
- Cytta Corp. (2023). Cytta CARES – School Incident Management System. Retrieved from https://www.cytta.com/school-incident-management/
- Sokolova and G. Campbell, Cytta Corp (2023) The Golden Minute: The Importance of Immediate Real-time Alerts in School Emergencies, Retrieved from https://cytta.com/the-importance-of-immediate-real-time-alerts-in-school-emergencies/