ASACP Names IMLive, XLoveCam, Cybersocket as March’s Featured Sponsors
LOS ANGELES (May 1, 2020) — ASACP, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection, is pleased to name IMLive, XLoveCam, and Cybersocket as its Featured Sponsors for May 2020.
According to ASACP’s Executive Director Tim Henning, the association’s monthly Featured Sponsors are among the digital media industry’s most respected companies and serve as noteworthy examples of how responsible business practices, ethical operation, and social awareness can help protect minors from accidental exposure to age-restricted materials.
“Every month, ASACP honors a selection of stakeholders that support our mission by demonstrating a commitment to online child protection,” Henning said. “We encourage all companies and organizations serving the online space to take a leadership role in keeping minors out of and away from adult-oriented materials by becoming ASACP sponsors today.”
“Now more than ever, as the COVID crisis continues and complicates the online child protection scene, the association needs the community’s support to cope with the dramatic increase in internet usage by homebound quarantinees — and the resulting uptick in user vulnerability,” Henning said, adding, “Together, we can make a difference.”
The support that ASACP receives from sponsors such as IMLive, XLoveCam, and Cybersocket enable it to continue its near 24-year record of success and to provide a range of educational and informational resources, including market-specific Best Practices and a Code of Ethics for online businesses, app publishers and operators of age-restricted websites.
Among its most notable achievements, ASACP’s RTA (Restricted To Adults) meta labeling system helps parents prevent their children’s access to countless adult-oriented webpages and mobile apps and is offered to all site and app publishers free of charge, as are all ASACP services; including its CP Reporting Tipline, which has processed more than 1 million user reports to date, thanks to the generosity of the nonprofit association’s sponsors and members.
For May, ASACP honors IMLive, XLoveCam, and Cybersocket as its Featured Sponsors, recognizing the continued, generous support that these companies provide to the association, and honoring their commitment to making the internet safer for children and families.
An ASACP Corporate Sponsor since 2007, ImLive is a premium provider of live interactive webcam services that unite a large global base of individual performers and studios with customers from around the world.
This puts the company straight at the forefront of ASACP’s mission to keep children out of and away from adult entertainment, which it does by requiring chat hosts to provide photo identification for age verification, and by limiting explicit displays to paid private shows, where only adults are allowed.
Beyond these measures and its support of ASACP, ImLive showcases its strong commitment to online child safety by making use of RTA labeling, and by offering a “warning page” overlay.
For more than 14 years, XLoveCam.com has provided a live cam platform that provides users, affiliates, and models with quality professional service. The company safely serves more than 1 million visitors every day using an infrastructure that is spread over five countries. In 2019, the site reported 125 million unique visitors and nearly 2 billion page views, with a 99.99 percent positive response rate among users.
“XLoveCam.com helps ASACP and the children they protect through our financial support,” XLoveCam.com founder Patrick Koning said. “XLoveCam.com is strongly in agreement with ASACP regarding the protection of children and being against child pornography.”
XLoveCam.com has set up barriers on its platforms, including RTA labeling, to keep children from accessing its sites; and also ensures that no illegal activity occurs on its platform, through 24/7 monitoring and applying a zero-tolerance policy.
An ASACP Corporate Sponsor since 2003, Cybersocket promotes gay adult websites to a large and varied audience while providing news, practical resources, and provocative original content for the LGBTQ community. An industry leader, it has for the past two decades hosted the annual Cybersocket Web Awards honoring the finest gay online services and provides a powerful example of how to keep children out of and away from adult-oriented material, in part by using the RTA label.
“My business partner and I have supported the mission of ASACP from its inception. And for several years I was able to be on its advisory panel,” Cybersocket’s Morgan Sommer says. “I know the real-world work that ASACP does in the realm of child protection that it is necessary, and most of which goes unseen and unpublicized. In the current social and political climate I feel it is more important than ever to self-police as an industry and make it clear to all that we have no interest in minors visiting our sites and that we as an industry are just as keen as anyone else to expose and remove child predators who lurk online.”
“The continued generosity of industry leaders such as IMLive, XLoveCam, and Cybersocket enable ASACP to carry out its vital mission to protect today’s constantly connected youth — youth who are even more connected as they stay home under quarantine orders, where boredom can lead to the dark avenues where exploitation lurks,” Henning concluded. “ASACP’s Featured Sponsors demonstrate that leadership and proactive corporate responsibility are hallmarks of the digital media business and that caring and profits can go hand-in-hand.”
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Founded in 1996, ASACP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to online child protection. ASACP is comprised of two separate entities, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection and the ASACP Foundation. ASACP is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that manages a membership program that provides resources to companies to help them protect minors online, while the ASACP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The ASACP Foundation battles online child exploitation through its CP Reporting Tipline, which has processed more than 1 million reports to date and helps parents prevent children from viewing age-restricted material online with its RTA (Restricted To Adults) website label (www.rtalabel.org). ASACP has invested nearly 24 years in developing progressive programs to protect children, and its relationship in assisting the industry’s child protection efforts is unparalleled. For more information, visit ASACP.org.