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Juvenile Protection Act was acted and proclainmed in March, and enforced in July, 1997. From then, Juvenile Protection Act has helped protect the Korean youth from various harmful environments until now and some scholars appraised it as a effective law for the youth protection. Yet, others also condemn it for the doubt of controlling the people. In the view of a criminal policy, Juvenile Protection Act considers the world microscopically. Especially, it looks to follow W. Reckless's Containment Theory. Juvenile Protection Act has focused on the social factors to juvenile delinquency, deliberated and removed them; harmful songs, movies, TV programs, advertisements, computer games, etc. However, it has the problems that other laws or acts also have different standards for youth protection and the standards can have different adaptation in different areas. Therefore, the standards need to be arranged. Also, there is not enough legal protection for the youth in it while the information and communication environment comes to be more important day by day. As the current laws for the youth protection look hard to cope with new mutational communication environment and different cases. Therefore, it requires new legislation for the youth protection in the information and communication environment and more active policies in the new act.