LOS ANGELES - The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) will kick off National Internet Safety Month with a press conference in Washington DC to highlight efforts by the adult entertainment industry to protect children from age-inappropriate Internet content.
ASACP CEO Joan Irvine will join Wicked Pictures Contract Performer/Writer/Director Stormy Daniels to discuss how the RTA "Restricted to Adults" website label is protecting children. Additionally they will preview the recent series of public service announcements, created by ASACP and featuring Daniels, that are helping to enable and encourage parents to use parental filtering software. The press conference will take place on Thursday, May 29th at the historic National Press Club in DC and is co-sponsored by the Website Rating and Advisory Council (WRAAC), a non-profit entity which operates ParentalControlBar.com. Joy King, VP of Special Projects for Wicked Pictures, will also be on hand at the press conference to field questions during the question and answer period.
"RTA is the adult entertainment industry's effort to protect children from viewing content that is age-inappropriate," stated Irvine. "Last year during Internet Safely Month we held a press conference to share that message with media in Los Angeles, this year we will be bringing that message to DC in order to expand our efforts to educate lawmakers on the adult industry's commitment to protecting children."
In recent years, the U.S. Senate has designated June as National Internet Safety Month, recognizing the need for measures that organizations, web designers and families can take to protect children online. As an example of its commitment to child protection, ASACP developed the RTA label in 2006 as an easy to use and internationally recognized label that designates content for adults only. The RTA label is a unique string of "meta data" which can easily be inserted into the computer code of any website. Parental filtering software recognizes the tag and prevents children from viewing adult content. The RTA label is free and universally available. It now has over 4 million page link-ins and pages labeled with RTA receive 50 million hits a day.
What: "Restricted to Adults: What the Adult Industry is Doing to Make the Internet Safer for Children"
Who: Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP)
Joan Irvine, CEO
Stormy Daniels, adult film star and Wicked Pictures contract performer, writer, and director
Joy King, VP Special Projects, Wicked Pictures
When: Thursday, May 29, 2008
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. EST
Where: National Press Club
Peter Zenger Room
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045
The Parental Control Bar is a free online software developed by WRAAC that helps concerned parents prevent control what their children from may access on the internet including adult-oriented websites. For more information, and to download the Parental Control Bar, please visit: www.parentalcontrolbar.com.
Wicked Pictures is a leading production company in the adult industry and a long time supporter of ASACP.
Founded in 1996, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating child pornography from the Internet. ASACP battles child pornography through its CP reporting hotline, and by organizing the efforts of the online adult industry to combat the heinous crime of child sexual abuse. ASACP also works to help parents prevent children from viewing age-inappropriate material online. For more information, go to www.asacp.org and www.RTAlabel.org.