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ASACP Honors BongaCams, Gamma Entertainment, Cybersocket as December’s Featured Sponsors

LOS ANGELES (December 1, 2020) — ASACP, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection, is pleased to name BongaCams, Gamma Entertainment and Cybersocket as its Featured Sponsors for December 2020.

Among the industry’s most respected companies, ASACP’s Featured Sponsors promote the pinnacle of responsible business practices through ethical operation and proactive measures that help protect minors from accidental exposure to age-restricted materials while living their daily digital lives.

ASACP’s Executive Director Tim Henning said that the nonprofit association’s hard-earned success relies on these companies and organizations assuming a leadership role in the fight to keep children out of and away from adult-oriented materials.  

“The support that ASACP receives from industry leaders enables it to provide the free educational resources and safety tools that have proven to deliver a positive boost to the online safety of today’s constantly-connected youth,” Henning said. “We are extremely grateful that our message and mission are being embraced by the stakeholders who help us to make a real difference in the digital world.”

The generous financial and material support that ASACP receives from its sponsors, such as BongaCams, Gamma Entertainment and Cybersocket power its 24 years of success; and enables its free child protection resources, including market-specific Best Practices and a Code of Ethics for online businesses, app publishers, and all operators of adult and 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 received and processed well over 1 million user reports to date, thanks to the generosity of the nonprofit association’s sponsors and members.

“While 2020 was a challenging year for the industry and its child protection efforts, ASACP persevered through the uncertainty and adapted to the year’s extraordinary events and evolving circumstances,” Henning explained. “With the continued faith, guidance and support we receive from our supporters, the association is poised to enter its 25th year of success with a clear vision for a brighter future and enhanced protection for today’s innocent youth.”

For December, ASACP honors BongaCams, Gamma Entertainment and Cybersocket as its Featured Sponsors, recognizing the commitment these companies make to keeping the internet safer for children and families.

BongaCams

As a trusted ASACP Title Sponsor since 2016, live adult cam platform BongaCams takes the protection of children online very seriously.

“Since children might not only visit adult content websites but also attempt to become paid performers, we take extra care to ensure they are deprived of such opportunities,” said a BongaCams spokesperson. “Our collaboration with ASACP is based on BongaCams’ aspiration to prevent child exploitation on the internet and we do our best to secure their safety online.”

“BongaCams strictly prohibits streaming or uploading pedophilic content and takes on the obligation to contact relevant authorities if such activity is suspected. Thanks to ASACP’s support, the general public also has the opportunity to report on any questionable content and thus minimize the spread of child pornography,” the spokesperson explained. “The service provided by ASACP is fully anonymous so BongaCams’ visitors can feel safe reporting any suspicious videos — and therefore the fight against child exploitation will be maximally effective.”

Gamma Entertainment

An ASACP Corporate Sponsor that has supported the association since 2006, Montreal-based Gamma Entertainment illustrates the commitment that the adult entertainment industry’s most prominent players make towards keeping children out of and away from adult entertainment.

According to the company, Gamma has grown from a home-based business with a single website to become a major force in the adult industry, boasting nearly 60 full-time employees. Gamma attributes its growth to the use of cutting-edge technology and adherence to four basic principles: honesty, respect, reliability and an up-front way of doing business, as the bedrock of its success.

Gamma demonstrates its leadership by using the RTA website meta-label to protect its sites and by donating rack space for two ASACP-owned servers located in the Gamma data center — providing useful material and technical support, as well as financial aid for the association.

Cybersocket

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.”

“ASACP appreciates the generosity of the industry-leaders it counts among its valued sponsors, such as BongaCams, Gamma Entertainment and Cybersocket, which empower the association’s efforts to protect children,” Henning concluded. “ASACP’s Featured Sponsors do more than merely talk about the problem of online child protection, they do something about it — and you can, too.”

To learn how your company can help protect itself by protecting children, email tim@asacp.org.

About ASACP

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 continues to battle online child exploitation through its CP Reporting Tipline, which has processed more than 1 million reports to date and also helps parents prevent children from viewing age-restricted material online through its RTA (Restricted To Adults) website label (www.rtalabel.org).

ASACP has invested 24 years in developing progressive programs to protect minors, and its relationship in assisting the digital media industry’s child protection efforts is unparalleled. For more information, visit ASACP.org.

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