Aug. 18 Proclaimed ASACP Day by the City of San Diego

LOS ANGELES - San Diego has proclaimed Monday, Aug. 18, as Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection Day. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders issued the announcement honoring ASACP and its RTA "Restricted To Adults" website label. 

The proclamation was issued in conjunction with ASACP being named the overall winner in the 2008 Associations Make a Better World Awards, which is an international awards competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives and The Center for Association Leadership, Washington, D.C. 

ASACP CEO Joan Irvine will receive the award at ASAE and The Center's 2008 Annual Meeting and Exposition on Aug. 19 at the San Diego Convention Center.

"It is a tremendous honor for ASACP to be recognized by ASAE and we are very grateful to Mayor Sanders and the city of San Diego for proclaiming ASACP Day," Irvine said. "ASACP may be located in Southern California, but thanks to our supporters and sponsors the work we do has an international impact, which is vital to truly protecting children online."  

Associations Make a Better World Awards recognize associations that engage in compelling programs and activities that benefit communities in the U.S. and internationally in two categories including U.S./Developed Nations and Developing Nations. 

ASACP received the overall award in the U.S./Developed Nations category for its RTA "Restricted To Adults" website label. RTA is a free, easy-to-use and internationally recognized label that designates content for adults only. ASACP launched RTA in November 2006 and it currently has approximately 5 million link-ins. There are 2 billion hits to pages labeled with RTA daily.

"There are more parental control systems available now than ever before, and each day more websites choose to label with RTA," Irvine added. "The most important thing is that parents use these tools. Protecting children requires us all working together."

Visit the ASACP webpage in order to view the proclamation.

Visit the Associations Make a Better World Awards program website for further information.