Keep your porn Restricted to Adults

It is that time again, when I dedicate a little time and space on PimpsPromo to discuss the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) and Restricted to Adults (RTA). I am sure that any adult webmaster or program owner that has been around for longer than six months has heard of ASACP; but how many are actually supporting ASACP or using the RTA label to help parents that are using filtering software to keep their minor children off your porn website?

Founded in 1996, the ASACP is a non-profit organization established with the lofty goal of eliminating child pornography on the Internet. To assist in achieving this goal, the ASACP has established an international online reporting hotline for both surfers and adult webmasters to report suspected child pornography; they have created a Code of Ethics and Best Practices for adult sites, search engines, billing and hosting companies and others. In addition, ASACP developed the RTA label to enable parental filtering software, and they do their best to keep members and others in the adult community aware of current, new and pending laws dealing with child protection.

One might ask, why bother? What can ASACP do for me? Well, the fact of the matter is that child pornography hurts all of us. It does not take a rocket surgeon to figure out that the mainstream media and the government are not really adult friendly so we need to be proactive in fighting child pornography. Every time the ASACP assists in shutting down a CP site like Dreamboard, it is actually a feather in the cap of adult. It shows the government and the media that adult pornography is not the same as child pornography and we will go out of our way to ensure people know there is a difference. With well over 600,000 reports taken in since the inception of the ASACP hotline, it is obvious that people are noticing. If you own an adult website or program, I encourage you to join ASACP as either a member or a sponsor. Memberships begin at $300 a year and sponsorships can cost as little as $5,000 a year. Remember, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization; your donation could be a charitable tax deduction.

There is no question that times are lean in the industry right now, so if you can not afford to join the ASACP, do the next best thing and add an RTA label to your adult website. You help parents keep their kids off your site, and all they are doing is burning bandwidth anyway, so it is a win-win situation for you and it is free.

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