ASACP Discusses Child Protection, Age Verification at Industry Events
LOS ANGELES (February 5, 2019) — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) enjoyed a successful start to the New Year — kicking off 2019 by attending two key events, where it conveyed its message regarding the role of proactive corporate responsibility in online child protection.
The annual XBIZ Show in Los Angeles and Internext Expo in Las Vegas both serve two of the non-profit organization’s primary targets for outreach — the adult entertainment and digital media industries — businesses that are on the frontline of the battle to keep minors out of and away from adult-oriented materials on the internet and in apps.
The XBIZ Show took place from January 14-18 at Hollywood’s luxurious Andaz Hotel and was crowned by the 17th annual XBIZ Awards honoring industry excellence. The XBIZ Show features market focused seminars that offer critical insights into top trends and emerging business opportunities, guest keynotes by the industry’s most influential insiders, relationship building networking activities, and parties on the world-famous Sunset Strip.
ASACP’s Executive Director, Tim Henning, and Membership Manager, Dawn Yagielowicz, attended the event where they met with current and prospective sponsors and members.
Among the highlights of ASACP’s presence at the 2019 XBIZ Show, was Henning’s presentation of the association’s coveted annual Service Recognition Award at the XBIZ Exec Awards ceremony, with the honor going to online age verification pioneer Alastair Graham, the CEO of Age Checked Ltd., ASACP’s exclusive Diamond Sponsor.
Henning also presented a workshop detailing the latest information about child safety, age verification and its role in keeping children safe, and how association initiatives such as ASACP’s globally applauded Restricted To Adults (RTA) meta label aids parents by working with filtering tools to automatically block children’s access to billions of adult-oriented web pages and mobile apps. This is a technological solution provided free of charge to all website and app publishers thanks to the generosity of ASACP’s sponsors.
In addition, Henning and Yagielowicz participated in the XBIZ Show’s popular “Mix & Meet” event where they met with current and prospective sponsors to discuss how modern media companies and service providers can do their part to further online child protection — and why it is so important to support the association today. ASACP also reached out to attendees through an ad in the show guide; flyers in the show gift bags; and received complimentary admission to the event courtesy of XBIZ and its sponsors; providing prominent exposure for the association at this exclusive adult industry trade gathering.
“ASACP has attended the XBIZ Show since it began. Attracting an elite audience of decision-makers and industry stakeholders, the event allows ASACP to reach the people who can make a real difference in protecting children online,” Henning states. “Because the XBIZ Show covers all segments of the adult entertainment and digital media industries, it provides numerous opportunities for the association to spread our message while beginning our annual fundraising and sponsorship drives.”
Following the L.A. event, Henning traveled to Las Vegas for AVN’s AEE and Internext Expo event held from January 22-26 at the Hard Rock Hotel.
According to its promoters, Internext Expo meets the growing demands of a changing adult entertainment industry by providing seminars, networking sessions, executive dinners and other opportunities for operators to interact. The B2B-focused Internext Expo is joined by its sister events — Adult Entertainment Expo and the Adult Novelty Expo, along with the AVN Awards, which are open to the public and attract fans from around the world.
Henning met with many attendees, sharing how ASACP’s Child Exploitation Tipline has processed more than one million CP reports to-date, leading to significant closures of illegal websites, illustrating the value of supporting the association and its valiant efforts, and discussed market-specific Best Practices and how ASACP’s Code of Ethics can guide companies towards child-safe operation.
To aid its outreach efforts, the events’ promoters provided ASACP with advertisements in the AEE and Internext show guides plus flyers in the shows’ gift bags, along with a table at the Meet Market, and sponsor-level banner placement. In addition, the promoters helped underwrite Henning’s attendance at these shows through complimentary event admission and by covering his hotel stay in Las Vegas.
“Reaching consumers and producers of adult entertainment alike, the Adult Entertainment Expo and Internext Expos provide ASACP with a unique opportunity to educate attendees about the necessity of online child safety,” Henning says. “AEE and Internext have also provided us with many years of valuable assistance for which we are grateful. Without the generous financial and material support, our sponsors give us, we could not have achieved — or continue achieving — ASACP’s enviable legacy of success.”
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Founded in 1996, ASACP is a non-profit organization dedicated to online child protection.
ASACP is comprised of two separate corporate entities, the 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 with its Restricted To Adults (RTA) website label (www.rtalabel.org). ASACP has invested nearly two decades 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.