LOS ANGELES—The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is pleased to announce the release of its latest public service announcement (PSA) for the Restricted To Adults (RTA) website label, featuring 2011 AVN Awards hosts Riley Steele and Tori Black.
The PSA features Black and Steele reminding companies to protect children and to protect their business by labeling with RTA and it may now be viewed on the ASACP YouTube.com channel.
RTA is the adult entertainment industry’s proactive initiative to protect children from viewing age-restricted content and was developed by ASACP out of a need for an easy to use and internationally recognized labeling system that designates content for adults only. The RTA label is composed of a unique string of meta-data that is easily inserted into the coding of any website. Parental filtering software recognizes this label, preventing children from viewing adult content. The RTA label is free and universally available. ASACP launched RTA in November 2006, and to date, more than 4.5 million websites have voluntarily labeled with RTA; accounting for more than 20 billion monthly page views (www.rtalabel.org/rtapaper/rta-label-paper-final.pdf).
The ongoing RTA PSA series features popular performers and adult industry leaders discussing the need for proactive responsibility and the use of the RTA meta-label. Previous RTA PSAs featured Ron Jeremy, Stormy Daniels, Sunny Leone, Chi Chi LaRue, Tera Patrick and Evan Seinfeld, Kayden Kross and Kristen Price, Allison Vivas, Catalina Cruz and Mickey Bojcsik.
Black, Steele and AVN donated their valuable time and resources to create the PSA, which was first unveiled during the AVN Awards on Jan. 8, at the Palms Hotel inLas Vegas.
“We are very grateful to AVN, Riley Steele and Tori Black for donating their time and energy to make this newest PSA for RTA possible,” said ASACP CEO Joan Irvine. “The award-winning RTA label was made possible due to the generous support of the adult entertainment industry — and we appreciate this continued support, which allows us to expand the reach of RTA by raising awareness and encouraging labeling through these valuable public service announcements.
“My sincerest thanks go out to AVN for their ongoing support of ASACP and RTA,”Irvinecontinued. “AVN has been a great friend to the association and we deeply appreciate it.”
“We’re honored to debut the new Restricted To Adults PSA at the AVN Awards Show,” stated AVN Media Network President Paul Fishbein. “ASACP is doing fine work and we hope to help hammer that message home to our audience of industry leaders.”
Irvineattended the AVN Awards and Internext Expo, where she answered questions regarding the RTA labeling initiative and how online child protection is in the industry’s best interest.
The ASACP RTA program has received many accolades, including being honored by the American Society of Association Executives and the Center for Association Leadership, being named the 2008 overall winner of the Associations Make a Better World award. ASACP has received Certificates of Recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives, California State Senate, California State Assembly, and the cities ofLos Angeles,San Francisco,San Diego, West Hollywood, andRedondo Beach, acknowledging its efforts to help parents prevent children from viewing age-restricted content.
Founded in 1996, ASACP is a non-profit organization dedicated to online child protection and is comprised of two separate corporate entities: Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection and the ASACP Foundation. The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. ASACP manages a membership program that provides resources to companies in order to help them protect children online. The ASACP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The ASACP Foundation battles child pornography through its CP Reporting Hotline and helps parents prevent children from viewing age-restricted material online via its Restricted To Adults (RTA) website label (www.rtalabel.org). ASACP has invested nearly 15 years in developing progressive programs to protect children, and its relationship in assisting the adult industry’s child protection efforts is unparalleled. For more information, visit www.asacp.org.