Stupidest Things Schools Ban


The Top Ten

1 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.

I love gum - Adventurur2

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2 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

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

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! - AGK

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.

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3 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.

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

That's one of a kind

Music helps to stimulate the mind - Picklesthekitten45

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4 Talking

Freedom of speech for the win!

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

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

You do realize that talking to other classmates could potentially be used to help a child learn about the subject of the way the teacher teaches isn't getting through to them specifically (or if said way of teaching is horrible in general), right? - Lmrpirate

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

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5 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

Nobody can band that! It just comes out of your mouth! - SkullKid101

I think it's ok to swear if you stub your toe or something like that (we've all been there) but swearing to get attention is absurd - Picklesthekitten45

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6 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

A teacher told me it was because teachers whould not recognize who is who...i doubt they would not know who is who though - Batmaniscole

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

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7 Tippex

This is banned from my school. Apparently too messy.

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

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10 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?

First, it was just set on Educational Mode, then blocked, unblocked, then Restricted mode could be turned off. - Pegasister12

I really wanna show my friends my favorite YouTube videos!

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The Contenders

11 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

At my school they didn’t even let kids take out their phones at lunch. - railfan99

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12 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

Well, religion IS banned in most schools

A literally flawless book is banned. - GrimmShady

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13 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?

I think it is banned because most kids, including me look up words like penis, bitch and aa

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14 Coffee

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

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

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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15 Hugging

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

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.
17 Urinals

That's good. Those things are disgusting.

I never use urinals - railfan99

I'm a girl, so...

18 Tag

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

19 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

How strict is your school? - Cheese567

Eh, I'm okay with my brown hair.

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20 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

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

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1. Regular Clothes
2. Phones
3. Music
1. The Bible
2. Urinals
3. Hugging
1. Dyed/Differently Coloured Hair
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