Adult Industry Supports Safer Internet Day, ASACP

LOS ANGELES — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection announced plans to host an online fundraiser for the ASACP Foundation on Safer Internet Day Feb. 8.

As part of Safer Internet Day, many of the largest Internet companies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe will reach out to their customers to educate them about parental resources and ask them to donate to the ASACP Foundation.

These donations will help the foundation to continue its online child protection mission. For example, in 2010, ASACP developed Restricted to Adults RTA labeling/filtering software to work with Android Apps.

Safer Internet Day is organized by Insafe, which is co-funded by the E.U. Each year Insafe promotes safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.

In 2010, Safer Internet Day was celebrated through more than 500 events in 65 countries around the world. ASACP and the adult entertainment industry want to once again demonstrate their ongoing effort to protect children, by participating in this global event.

“It is important that everyone works together to keep the Internet safe — especially for children,” ASACP CEO Joan Irvine stated. “Parents, businesses and governments all have a responsibility in this process.”

“While parents have a responsibility to educate their children and install parental controls on computers and mobile phones, the industry uses RTA as a vital tool that helps parents control what their kids can access,” she said.

ASACP and industry leaders have produced several public service announcements to educate both parents and the industry about the use of the international award-winning Restricted to Adults (RTA) meta tag.

To date, more than 2.5 million sites have voluntarily labeled with RTA and there are more than 6 billion monthly views to pages labeled with RTA.

“ASACP and the adult entertainment industry are very proud of their contributions to RTA and online child safety,” Irvine added, saying that she wanted to thank all the companies that are participating in Safer Internet Day.