Stupidest Things Schools Ban

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1 Regular Clothes Regular Clothes Product Image

Just saying my school banned bikes that where "to big and threatening" We had a bike unit and I am 5'6 and 12 we had to ride these bikes that are to small for my little brother he like 4 ft. THe teacher said that the bikes where free.We weren't allowed to bring in our own bikes even after the tires deflated and the bike ligit fell apart and people got injured. For if your bike has big tires "it looks scary"

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!

Always very hard for me to wear undershirts (I'm in Australia). Trying to wear an Arsenal shirt means I have to wear another shirt that's roughly the same colour as my uniform to hide it, it's ludicrous!

Ugh, when I was in kindergarten-3rd grade, they made us wear uniforms. Good thing I moved to a new school in 4th. Since then, I've never had to wear a uniform again.

2 Chewing Gum Chewing Gum Product Image

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!

My school bans it. It's because people stick it under desks, and you still find ancient gum in some places every now and then. The rule does not affect me because I hate gum.

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.

Chewing gum is known to increase focus and thinking potently. Thank the idiots who stick it under the table for the reason why it's banned.

3 Hats Hats Product Image

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

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

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

I wore my beanie to school and only my LA teacher told me to take it off. The other teachers didn't care that I was wearing a hat

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 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.

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

Unless you was in a special needs school. The teachers had some music.

5 Talking

What?! The first amendment doesn't say your allowed to talk when your teacher is breaking his or her back trying to teach you!

Ok they have banned this. Why are schools trying to take away our first amendment rights? I'm so glad I'm homeschooled.

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

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

6 Swearing

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.

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.

Sometimes this is good, other times its bad. I don't have a problem with not that much swearing, but in my school you can probably hear it more than 1,000 times a day. And I don't even get how kids in my school don't get in trouble for actually cussing and saying the n word (that's racist, right? ) and one teacher is screaming her head off when someone says the word "hell".

I think swearing is ok as long as it's not done constantly. Back then swearing is ok in my school, but now 3 times wearing results in suspension, and the word "stupid" counts as a swear...

7 The Bible The Bible Product Image

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.

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.

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

My school does this. It's just SAD that people can't respect their religion in school.

8 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.

My middle school unbanned YouTube when it was my last year there. It's pretty nice to browse YouTube videos instead of doing classwork, but due to a funny little thing called sound required for most videos, I'm usually just dicking around on Wikipedia, Uncyclopedia, (Somehow not blocked.) Atari Breakout, or whatever other websites I could access.

We had this "special" kid in one of my classes once. Every average day, he would usually be on the tablets for most of the period on YouTube or occasionally playing games. He was mostly watching stuff that's popular with kiddies nowadays, Minecraft, FNaF, etc. He was notorious among our class for easily being the most annoying part of the classroom. He would always throw tantrums when he couldn't watch Minecraft and we would always tell him to get off the tablets. He has faked doing his work before while he had YouTube open. Lemme just say that tablets were a COLOSSAL problem in that class period! Multiple kids would play on the ...more

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.

First, it was just set on Educational Mode, then blocked, unblocked, then Restricted mode could be turned off.

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

9 Energy Drinks Energy Drinks Product Image

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

10 Hugging

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

The Contenders
11 Phones Phones Product Image

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.

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.

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

Phones are banned in my school except for before and after. I don't even bring my phone to school anyway.

12 Leggings Leggings Product Image
13 Tippex Tippex Product Image

This is banned from my school. Apparently too messy.

They ban ALL white-out correction fluids!

What is tippex

14 Dictionary Dictionary Product Image

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

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

These are not banned in my school and all my 8 sisters schools. So please can someone tell me where are these things banned? Please like I explained something.
(P.S I live in London)

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

15 Coffee Coffee Product Image

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

TEACHER: Tim, don't drink that coffee!
TIM: *drinks and aggressively smacks people*
Yep... I now know why coffee is banned

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

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

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.

17 Snowball Fights Snowball Fights Product Image

This is idiotic and spoils the fun during the winter. The teachers act like the snow is a dangerous weapon that'll send you to the hospital. The snow won't hurt anyone as long as you have winter clothes on.

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.

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?

When I was in year 5, Some people made a snowman and an igloo, and then had a massive snowball ight with the school next door to us.

18 Urinals Urinals Product Image

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

19 Pokemon Cards Pokemon Cards Product Image

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!

Did you know at my school, Any card games wether it be poker or something good like MtG, Pokemon etc ay considered gambling.

I want to use Dragon Ascent on the teachers that don't allow them. It does 300 DAMAGE!

My school doesn't seem to ban them. Even my class knows when to use them.

20 Headphones Headphones Product Image

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

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

No way I would NOT take my headphones!

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

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22 Dyed/Differently Coloured Hair Dyed/Differently Coloured Hair Product Image

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!

It's stupid to ban this from schools. People have freedom of their hair colour!

Ugh, the school is already dull enough. Add some color!

Why can't we? It is not like we will get distracted.

23 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.

24 Wikipedia Wikipedia Product Image

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.

25 Fidget Spinners Fidget Spinners Product Image

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

Honestly that's good, fidget spinners are very distracting.

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