Stupidest Things Schools Ban


The Top Ten

1 Regular Clothes

Ugh my old school forces girls grade 5th and up to always wear long sleeves even if it's hot, but boys don't have to. - XxembermasterxX

Uniforms are just a waste of money for the school and the government. They don't even DO anything! And then I read this Scholastic article on uniforms at a elementary school in NJ, and some little girl they interviewed said "I think the school made a great decision". Wha? And, you'd have to wear the same uniform every day! And if you rip your uniform or lose it, whatever, you can get SUSPENDED. This is crazy. Stop the madness! - Joansb

Kids, sometimes adults smoke crack when you're not looking... and guess what, sometimes they write down rules while on said drugs! Who would've thunk

At my school they make you wear uniforms and like every three months they'll make you pay money to have one day of dressing down - Puppytart

2 Chewing Gum

Thanks to those idiots who stick gum everywhere. - SamuiNeko

What's the point of school? anyway

So someone sticks their gum under the table.
It is banned.
Then everyone sticks it everywhere
Its sanction gets worse
Cycle continues - DylanB5

I guess I can get it to a certain point. But it's still a pretty stupid rule. I mean, maybe certain people shouldn't be ALOUD to chew it, like if they stick it in someone's hair, but not EVERYONE! - dipperpinesfangirl618

That's actually the tamest way that school systems express their laziness. - Lmrpirate

3 Hats

My primary school forces you to wear hats out in the yard all of the time.

My old school banned hats because apparently if kids wore them backwards it's imitating a "gangster". - XxembermasterxX

I think they're worried that the student behind you won't be able to see the teacher. But really, I am the 3rd smallest in the class behind the 6th tallest and I have to twist my head to see. Why bother with hats. Just strategically seating chart and everything is fixed - Joansb

Not sure how you can sneak a rifle under a hat? - Skullkid755

4 Music

I can listen to music so... - jisnbngjdnvf

We weren't even allowed to listen to music while working until last year. Seriously, what's wrong with it? I get that some people get distracted, but if anything, I feel like I work better with music. It's not like I'm playing it out loud to the whole class.

Then why does choir and band exist?

I like to listen to music while I do math. It takes a little longer but I do just as well on it and I kinda have fun.

5 Talking

Really? what's so wrong with this?

Freedom of speech for the win!

My school banned kids from talking too much.
We have to sit there and do nothing
what - ShopkinsLover

If talking was banned, how can teachers talk to students and tell them what to do? - TwilightKitsune

6 Swearing


A kid got in trouble for saying "heck". - XxembermasterxX

I don't care I swear

At my school there are tales of kids getting detention for literally saying "What the" and that's all, but people usually swear when there aren't any teachers around and get off scot-free. I've never sworn at school before. And yes, my school is strict.

7 The Bible

This one makes me mad

The reason why the Bible is banned is because of the Freedom FROM Religion Foundation, a group that has a specific hatred towards Christianity and wants to rid it from America. Surprising how Christianity has only 2 pages in average Social Studies textbooks while every other religion has a whole chapter for it. Bible study was PERFECTLY LEGAL until the FFRF came.

As a christian, it bothers me! - neehawgamer

While religion should not be compulsory to everyone, banning textbooks is just horribly insensitive. - Swellow

8 Energy Drinks

BuT wHaT iF wE aRe TiReD?

Nobody in my school really drinks these but they are banned, or at least frowned upon. But soda is allowed.

I don't know why they won't sell Monster in my school. I know that you need to be 12 to drink it but they can't restrict it just the high schoolers since we shaare the same school - AlphaQ

Mountain Dew? - Nateawesomeness

9 YouTube YouTube is a global video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States. The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion.

Maybe the 2018 Rewind should be a good excuse for this.

Youtube was unblocked at my school when I started, but they blocked it when I was in Fourth Grade. - ShopkinsLover

Youtube isn't blocked at my school, but people in my classes just look up music videos and John Cena memes and play them really loudly, because kids in my class are the type that always does dumb things, and then the last 30 minutes of class is always the teacher grilling everyone on behaviour.

They don't want people watching inappropriate videos, but they should at least just block them - Copenhagen

10 Hugging

I used to hug my teachers the last day I seen them. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

I've hugged 6 people at once and the teacher said nothing - AlphaQ

The Contenders

11 Tippex

They ban ALL white-out correction fluids!

What is tippex - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

This is banned from my school. Apparently too messy.

12 Leggings
13 Phones

There is a good reason for that.

Copenhagen they don't have the right to take your stuff and not give it back at the end of the day if they are taking phones for a whole school year report them to principal.

My school is getting stricter each day about this. If a teacher sees you with a phone that they only allow in your locker, they will send you to the meanest assistant principle ever who makes a huge deal out of school by the way, and she'll yell at you for hours straight. Even if your checking your phone at your locker she will yell at you. This rule honestly drives me insane. - The_Violist

In my school if they see your phone it's gone. For the rest of the year, and I am not joking. - Copenhagen

14 Dictionary

Aren't dictionaries important in a classroom? Especially English. Why would you ban those? - Luxam

It's because people look up sexual words and giggle at them, instead of paying attention to the teacher. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

My high school English class made good use of dictionaries. Why ban them, for crying out loud?! - PositronWildhawk

Ban a dictionary at school? Why don't they just ban schoolwork altogether?

It because it get teenagers sexual attention - Maddox121

15 Coffee

One of my teachers is a coffee addict. She drank 4 cups a day and had a coffee maker in the classroom! - neehawgamer

School will be very tiring for teachers and students alike, but you could also have nice cup of hot tea - Picklesthekitten45

I don't even drink coffee,i'm only in middle - Nateawesomeness

Who would even drink coffee at school? Unless you're a teacher? - SkullKid101

Just wait till you get to final exams. Caffeine is obligatory for an A in those. - Entranced98

16 Google Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software.

We use Google classroom. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

17 Snowball Fights

My schools wouldn't allow us to even GO NEAR THE SNOW

At my brother's school, they let you make snowballs, but didn't let you throw them. What you gonna do with those snowballs, huh? - PositronWildhawk

Your brother is lucky. We weren't even allowed to PICK UP the snow! - BlueTopazIceVanilla

What is life if you can't throw snowballs?

Really, I've only seen snow once. We weren't allowed to play in it, but only got to play after the snow was gone. Pretty messed up, unless the snow was polluted or something.

18 Urinals

I would rather use that then the dirty cubicals that are covered in you know what.

That's good. Those things are disgusting.

I never use urinals - railfan99

I'm a girl, so...

19 Pokemon Cards

These fall down the drains and are littered everywhere.

At my Elementary school, I was in a gang of 5th graders who traded Pokemon cards, and it was 5th grade only. Just because the younger kids at my school are really stupid and always whine, cry, and beg for free EX cards. When we told them, " Sorry, only 5th grade " or " We only trade cards, we don't give them out for free " They got mad and told the teachers. A couple days later our stupid principal banned them. But I go to middle school now... so hopefully we can start this card thing again!

At my school you can bring them but you shouldn't bring because they SUCK

Me and my friends were trading Pokémon cards on the playground, though we are not allowed to. Then, this girl came over and said, " You guys are allowed to trade cards, you know." Then I say, " Actually, we aren't." ( She was new here and a teacher already gave her a warning.) She ignored me. The next day, at recess that girl started checking her cards RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE TEACHERS! She got in trouble.

20 Tag

Not in elementary.but I'm not in elementary - Nateawesomeness

21 Dyed/Differently Coloured Hair

If it weren't a rule, I would have electric blue colored hair instead of this nasty dark brown hair I have now. Then again, my mother wouldn't let me because she thinks I'm still a kid. I'm 13, a teen! - Pegasister12

Honestly. If you didn't know about this, you're kind of dumb. It's stupid to ban this from schools. People have freedom of their hair colour! - iiKyodaiKickz

I always draw my cartoon self with purple hair, but my natural hair is black - Maddox121

My school does not have this!

22 Headphones

I have beats and I wear them in school

Actually, I brought mine and it hung on my neck for the whole day, with no music though. - Fandom_Lover

I always bring these in school! Especially when you have to do projects!

Like guys music can make you focused but why not have it in school

23 Spotify

Banned at my school, good thing I have google play - jisnbngjdnvf

The School laptops that they provide for the online classes block this and it is just completely ridiculous. What I can't listen to music and do my school work at home.

24 Wikipedia

Schools shouldn't stop students from reading it - instead they should help them to understand that they should only trust Wikipedia content when it is backed up with a reliable source. Vandalism of Wikipedia from school computers is also a problem, though Wikipedia admins can block the IP addresses from editing if it happens. - Entranced98

Wikipedia's blocked for good reason it's not factual at all. - BoredJeff02

25 Fidget Spinners

I once found a damaged one and destroyed it with my friends for fun.

Not distracting but ok buddy

Honestly that’s good, fidget spinners are very distracting. - railfan99

26 Makeup

Easy just go with the "natural look" a lot of kids in my school get away with that. - XxembermasterxX

That is so pointless. Its not like the kids are going to actually apply it in class.

What was the point of banning makeup?! - GrimmShady

Why would they ban makeup for the students when the teachers can wear it all they long and apply it all day long while if we even wear 1 inch of lip gloss, we get suspended... I say that is a load of bullcrap

27 Being Emo

I actually had a teacher tell me that if I wouldn't wipe the eom look off my face then I would get OSS for a week. Teachers just ADORE the snobby popular girls. They HATE me. They get mad if they hear me to about a song just because it has a depressing tone. I was talking about a friend at one point and I said the word cut. The teacher said she couldn't stand my emo attitude anymore. Geez it wasn't like I was talking about anything bad I was talking about a solution to a dungeon in a Zelda game. She LITTERALLY says I assume u won't say bad not so jive things anymore and I wasn't saying anything bad. She said that to one kid who cussed her out and I tried so hard not to laugh. Serves her right.

Probably because everyone on this site is emo. - DCfnaf

You are such a jerk, teacher. Being emo isn't a crime and there should be some problems happening to them latey which makes them emo. - MChkflaguard_Yt

I’m glad this is not banned, because the teachers should not be able to control that!

28 Running in the hallways

This is for safety reasons.

29 Boots
30 Non Uniform Shoes

We have the right to wear whatever footwear we want.

31 High Heels
32 Animals

My middle school had a live guinea pig in 1 of the 6th grade classrooms

This is a good thing. Allergies and flues can spread from animals. - Swellow

33 Going to the Bathroom

"Pee yer pants, kids" - jisnbngjdnvf

This is getting weird..

Say WHAT? - neehawgamer

34 Video Games

Use it at breaks.

There was a Wii in my high school special ed class

You shouldn't be able to have them in class but at lunch or recess should be ok

Kids in my class are bringing their Nintendo Switch! - HiN

35 Twerking

YAY! - XxembermasterxX

Forget u then let them throw it back

I agree with this being banned.

36 Pens

I use pens to write. It is compulsory in my school so it will be absolutely hard for me to get used to pencils. - MChkflaguard_Yt

I absolutely HATE the way normal pencils feel. Whenever I tell a teacher, they don't care. - railfan99

37 Jeans

That would suck - jisnbngjdnvf

38 Bing

"Oh, it's microsoft, so it should be illegal" - jisnbngjdnvf

I remember some of my schools had Bing as their default search engine

39 Farting

umm - jisnbngjdnvf

Since when is flatulence banned on school property?

40 Hairstyle

Some schools ban hairstyles for family values. If you ask me it is pointless and stupid. - Swellow

This is the stupidest rule and also the most pointless at are school ther are rules about hairstyles
1-NO dye (Sucks)
2-NO upper hair more then 2 cm (Sucks)
3-NO boys having long hair (Actuly a good rule but no one does that)
4-No girls having short hair (I don't know obout thet I'm not a girl)
5-NEVER Dye yor hair:Black,Pink,Green,Yelow,White or any ectreme hair colors alowed (don't know don't care)

There there are

Banning dyed hair in my opinion is not a bad rule, at least it stopped a lot of annoying scene kids. - MChkflaguard_Yt

41 Showing Your Shoulder

Seriously, what kind of school does this? And why the shoulder?

Yeah, becuase people find shoulders "sexy"

"MmmHmm hhhmmm YEaH that ShouLder m" - TwilightKitsune

Probably more conservative schools make this rule. - GrimmShady

Before, the schools here make you wear a uniform until our wrists! - Fandom_Lover

42 Sandals

Its unsafe to wear these and any of the related in schools at any time even out of uniform days because if you were to drop or spill something on your foot, it could result in serious injuries.

As long as you don't wear socks with sandals - Picklesthekitten45

Woah wOahu wah sandals seriously

43 TV

Then why are there TVs in classrooms in middle and high school?

44 Playing Tag

I wasn’t allowed to play tag on the playground, but in 5th grade, my friends and I all did it anyways, until we got in trouble because someone had their eyes closed and they fell off the top of the playground that was really high up!

In my old school they banned tag as one kid fell down and got hurt - TwilightKitsune

Ha, schools do anything to cover their backsides these days if there's any chance of parents nagging them for compo. - Entranced98

45 Beyblades
46 Condoms


47 Henna
48 Kendamas

They are a Japanese toy, they're very popular around where I live an the schools there. Unfortunately the school district banned it because at recess people were playing with them and they should have been getting exercise... - Joansb

My school allows it as long as you don't smack people upside the head with it. - Pegasister12

49 Ipads

I’m writing this comment on the iPad my school gave me right now. At my school, we keep the iPads over the summer and it is June 24, so it is summer!

At our school, kids can use iPads. However, they are the school's iPads, and only have educational stuff on there. Eh, whatever, I'll finish this math puzzle before Plants vs Zombies...

My school gives an ipad to each kids kindergarden to 8th grade - Batmaniscole

50 Facebook

The question is...why wouldn't you ban this?

This actually needs to get banned. - MChkflaguard_Yt

This shouldn't be on the list

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