Stupidest Things Schools Ban

The Top Ten

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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!

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.

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

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

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

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Thanks to those idiots who stick gum everywhere.

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!

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

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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".

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

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


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.

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 secretly listen to unreleased songs on YouTube.


Freedom of speech for the win!

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

How stupid,we need to remember the bill of rights while we can't even use the first amendment.

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


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

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.

How is this stupid? I am pretty much against swearing when I'm at school. - Gehenna

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I'm glad this is banned because I'm not religious. I'm a real life vampire.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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

Mountain Dew?

BuT wHaT iF wE aRe TiReD?


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

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

The Contenders

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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.

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

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This is banned from my school. Apparently too messy.

They ban ALL white-out correction fluids!

What is tippex

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

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?!

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

It because it get teenagers sexual attention

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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?

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.

Doesn't really affect me, since it rarely snows where I live.

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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

I'm a girl, so...

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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.

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

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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!

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

No way I would NOT take my headphones!


Not in elementary.but I'm not in elementary

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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!

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!

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

My school does not have this!


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.

Banned at my school, good thing I have google play

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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.

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

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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.

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