새 카테고리THE YOUTH PROTECTION ACT IN KOREA

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30 Mar 2021
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The Youth Protection Act in Korea


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Alcoholic Beverage: The age standard for purchasing alcoholic beverages is only for adults over 19 years of age. (construed to Youth Protection Act)

 

Karaoke: Teenagers are restricted to enter the Karaoke from 10:00pm to 9:00am of the following day. In this case, the ‘teenager’ is defined as those under 18 years old in Korean age, which includes students in high schools. (construed to Music Industry Promotion Act)

 

R-rated Media Contents: Contents that are considered harmful to underage people (music, webtoons, YouTube videos, etc.) can be used only if the age has been verified. (construed to Youth Protection Act and policies of Ministry of Gender Equality and Family)


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Cigarettes: The age standard for purchasing cigarettes/ smoking related products is only for adults over 19 years of age. (construed to Youth Protection Act)

 

PC Bang: Teenagers are restricted to enter the internet cafe from 10:00pm to 9:00am of the following day. In this case, the ‘teenager’ is defined as those under 18 years old in Korean age, which includes students in high schools. (construed to Music Industry Promotion Act)

 

Adult Movie: The age standard for R-rated adult movie in Korea is only for those over 19 years old in Korean age. Students attending high schools are all restricted to watch regardless of their age. (construed to Promotion of the Motion Pictures and Video Product Act)


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Lottery: The lottery issuing office is classified as speculative (gambling) business office which teenagers are restricted to enter. Foreigners must pay taxes just like Koreans when wining a lottery, but the amount of tax collected may differ depending on the tax treaty of winner’s motherland. (construed to Lottery Tickets and Lottery Fund Act)


Hotel: It is illegal to engage in business activities that disrupt public morals, such as mixing adolescents in different sexes, or to provide places for the purpose of doing so. Reservations are also a legal act, so the consent of a legal guardian is required when a teenager books such accommodation alone or even with the same sex. (construed to Youth Protection Act)


Events with Alcoholic Beverages: Teenagers are not allowed to watch harmful performances for teenagers including those that may harm the mental and physical health of the underaged. (construed to Youth Protection Act)





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