RTA – Get it? Got it? Good!
Recently the ASACP released their “Social Media Best Practices“. It is extremely important to keep children away from age inappropriate websites. The ASACP makes that much easier with the RTA Label. The RTA label is a free label that identifies a site as being unsuitable for children. Not only does it identify your site, but it shows that you have done due diligence to protect children and it will help your SEO (search engine optimization) ranking.
How RTA works:
RTA means “Restricted to Adults”. When you put the RTA label on your site you are embedding code in the header of every page that tells child protection monitoring systems that this site has adult content and it will allow the site to be automatically filtered. By alerting the plugin, your browser will not let a child go to that site. Most browsers have safe surfing options built into their security options. There are also tool bars, plugins and widgets you can use for further security.
Why use RTA?
RTA is important to help prevent children from accessing adult sites.
RTA is also beneficial from an SEO perspective. When you use the label, you have to verify that you have properly installed it on your site. The ASACP spiders your site to make sure that every page has the label, to prevent any accidental entry by a child. The site is then checked to make sure that there is no content or text that would indicate child pornography or exploitation. Once the site has been verified it will be approved.
The RTA is approval is excellent for SEO. Getting good SEO ranking in search engines is notoriously difficult. However the ASACP has been working with the search engines to garner better search results for sites that use RTA.
Adult Entertainment supports RTA
In the adult entertainment industry we have a responsibility to make sure that our children are not exposed to inappropriate material. Adult entertainment is meant for adults over 18. These types of images, content, videos, audio and chat rooms need to be restricted. Parents have a responsibility to make sure that their children are surfing the net safely. But the industry also has a responsibility to make sure that we are putting up the proper safety precautions as well.
RTA is primarily funded by the adult entertainment industry.