Stupidest Things Schools Ban


The Top Ten

1 Regular Clothes

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

Well, what's the POINT of wearing uniforms? At my first two schools, you were allowed to wear basically anything you want, but at my current school, I am FORCED to wear a boring white shirt with its logo on it. I want to wear black, not your crappy uniform. Plus, on cold days, some kids can wear just-as-boring, uncomfortable polar fleeces, while others can wear even-more-boring, maroon, uncomfortable jerseys. OK, maybe there are mufti days, but that is, at the most, five times per year.

Oh, and the boys have to wear short shorts, unless it's a mufti day. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

I didn't came to school for fashion, I came to learn. - Delgia2k

So true! An even worse they make you pay for the clothes on money you could be spending on video games - RockStarr

Uniforms violate the Freedom of Expression. It's basically like being in a bootcamp where you are forced to do pushups near an outhouse that is never cleaned

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2 Chewing Gum

Thanks to those idiots who stick gum everywhere. - SamuiNeko

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

It probably wouldn't be banned if some of the kids weren't so lazy and threw away the gum in the trash instead of sticking it under the desks.

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

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3 Hats

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

Hats don't even hurt anyone! If someone wants to express them self by wearing a cool hat then they should be able to.

Schools ban hats because the secrutity cameras can’t see you what a hat and so you could be a migit/killer with a gun. Sorry about spelling errors. -Galaxy Meowth

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4 Music

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.

I can go on Google play and listen to Linkin Park for the rest of the period. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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.

Then why does choir and band exist?

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5 Talking

Freedom of speech for the win!

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

You have the freedom of speech, but you can still get punished for it. You come to school to LEARN, not SOCIAL HOUR.

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

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6 Swearing

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.

That's a good thing swearing is a bad example - Gh_player

They are just words. They worry about not that bad words but don't give attention to actual slurs. Also, it will make you feel better if you swear after getting hurt. - 445956

The teachers are hypocrites. About a year ago, a kid in my study hall said, “Damn it! ” under his breath and was sent to detention or possibly even ISS (in-school suspension). Then, only a week after that, a heard the same teacher who reported him tell a kid that they were pissing her off.

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7 The Bible

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.

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

I saw a student who just carried a bible and took it out and read it on extended day and nothing happened but religion is still banned in my school still. - Kevinsidis

As a christian, it bothers me! - neehawgamer

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8 Energy Drinks

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 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.

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.

What, school can't afford to have stronger wifi when students are watching videos?

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

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

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10 Hugging

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

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

The Contenders

11 Leggings
12 Tippex

This is banned from my school. Apparently too messy.

They ban ALL white-out correction fluids!

What is tippex - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

13 Phones

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, it depends on the teacher. I say just allow students to have phones in class as long as you pay attention.

In my school they let us have our phones during each passing time in between each class so this one doesn't really effect me

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

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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

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15 Coffee

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

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

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

I've seen people hiding coffee in their desk, and the coffee was for the parents...hehe.

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16 Google 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

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.

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

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18 Urinals

That's good. Those things are disgusting.

I never use urinals - railfan99

I'm a girl, so...

19 Pokemon Cards

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!

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.

This has actually happened. - RiverClanRocks

I trade Pokémon cards, and I am in fourt grade, so I don’t agree

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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

Why is this 23rd? I want black, red, or white hair, but I am forced to have my usual chestnut brown hair. Although I don't mind the colour per se, I am just sick of not being able to express myself. I can't wait until start my high school, as the one that I am going to will let you look how you want, but I have heard things about how high school is terrible for different reasons.

Would I look like I'm harming anyone if I dyed my hair? No. So what is the point of the ban?! - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

My school does not have this!

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22 Headphones

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

I have beats and I wear them in school

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23 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

24 Spotify Spotify

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.

25 Makeup

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

At my school we can only wear lip balm

26 Fidget Spinners
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
29 Boots
30 Non Uniform Shoes

We have the right to wear whatever footwear we want.

31 High Heels
32 Animals

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

33 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

34 Going to the Bathroom

This is getting weird..

Say WHAT? - neehawgamer

35 Video Games

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

There was a Wii in my high school special ed class

People bring 3DS consoles to my school all the time.

36 Twerking

I agree with this being banned.

Forget u then let them throw it back

37 Jeans
38 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

39 Showing Your Shoulder

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

Probably more conservative schools make this rule. - GrimmShady

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

I don’t have this.

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40 TV

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

41 Bing

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

42 Playing Tag

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

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!

43 Beyblades
44 Henna
45 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

46 Ipads

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

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!

47 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

48 Sandals

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

Woah wOahu wah sandals seriously

49 Instagram
50 Twitter Twitter Twitter is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, "tweets," restricted to 140 characters.
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