Top Ten Weirdest Things Schools Have Banned


The Top Ten

1 The Dictionary

This didn't get banned in my school, they did have dictionaries in my school - trains45

It has been banned. At least in one school about which I read at the web. The school said they caught their students searching for vulgar and bad words in the dictionary. Pretty weird, but true. - Kiteretsunu

I think they banned these because kids were looking up inappropriate words in the dictionary


2 Father's Day Cards

Yea thanks dad for getting drunk and divorced - willow

What if some one doesn't have a dad? They'll be left out or upset

Fathers Day is in summer! - EpicJake

Lmfao but they don't ban mothers day cards what

3 Red Ink (for Teachers)

My school always used red pens for marking - trains45

My primary school did this,its "bad luck "apparently or" its rude ". It's a PEN. What bad luck is there in ink?

I read recently that the colour red can negatively affect test results. If only I knew this before I got red carpets for my room and a red blanket for my bed. - PositronWildhawk

Not banned

4 Lunch

Banning lunch would be enough to convince me that public schools want to mass murder innocent children. I bet the people running the schools worship Hitler and their ultimate goal is to recreate the holocaust. - shadomatrix

Banning lunch would be bad, kids need a time to eat - trains45

@Dovewing3030-Unfortunately yes they do. It's called lunch shaming.

"Some school in North Korea maybe"

This happens in the US.

5 Tag

They banned this because kids starting pushing kids a little too hard and they fell - Yoshidude

It's actually banned. Why would they ban tag? I played tag when I was a kid and nothing bad has ever happened to me or any other kid who has played it. - MrColgate

Now there's Air Tag, where you play tag without touching eachother. You simply point to the person you want to tag.

Nowadays playgrounds are inconsistent, they "trust" the news team (which always shows news about topics people think is important like ROBLOX, Minecraft, Princess Diana and Murder Mysteries) to petition the graffiti (which only happens when they need filler) and keep the big "F**K YOU" Text on the other side of the rock wall until the said news team comes, but ban tag because of germs, I have touched over 9000 (sorry for the DBZ joke) people in my lifetime, AND I'M ONLY 13, so what's the problem, so after they banned the TGRR (Tag, Grounders, Red Rover) kids just get bored and teens do not get a positive role model (unlike the teachers micro-brain thinks) but just the only thing to do other than sliding (which they are bored of) and talking (also bored of) is to take out their huge Sharpie, aka Paint Brush, and write another big "F**K YOU" on said spot. THE END. - Maddox121

6 Darwin T-shirt

It's not Darwin Watterson. It's actually Charles Darwin. - Kiteretsunu

Charles Darwin, Not Darwin Watterson. - aarond09

One the other hand, some schools ban shirts with bible quotes on them, and saying anything that has to do with religion. If only we could get along. It's a free country - ethanmeinster

Sees this. Me: whaa? I like Darwin waters- oh

7 Regular Clothes

At least it never happened in my school time - trains45

Why the heck can't we wear regular clothes in schools!? I'm so tired of wearing the idiotic school uniform! Dammit! - PlatinumTheHitgirl

Yeah my uniform has a very uncomfortable jumper and trousers - which hardly fit me! (I work out by the way) - sryanbruen

Expensive and a waste of time

I hate school uniform as mines green the worst colour in the world

8 Dancing

The teachers are just afraid that the students will out-dance them! Chickens! - NerdyPweeps


Stupid, but they probably just don't want a bunch of kids twerking. (that's all they do anymore)

I do Fortnite dances - sadical

9 Bathroom Stalls

This would be the worst no privacy when taking a dump - trains45

Oh my goodness this can't be happening

So does that mean people can watch you using the toilet EW - Bobomate

They're all out in the open now, because of "stuff"

10 Pokemon Socks

This is a truly bizarre thing to ban. But it happened. - PositronWildhawk

What is wrong with Pokemon socks? - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

What good would banning Pokemon socks do - Gamer4life

NO! Pokemon is awesome and should be allowed anything. - letdot52

The Contenders

11 Recess

Fun fact,kids need at least 1 hour of playtime.

That's stupid kids need playtime

This is just an elementary school thing. - JoeBoi

Secondary School we have a school break, its not kiddy recess. Its just a break we have in school.

12 Pokemon Cards

My school banned them. -CandyBlood13

In 4th grade My teacher banned them because this kid was throwing a fit in front of the whole class because he made a bad pokemon trade the whole class laughed at him including me

My school did not ban it

They were banned at MY school because someone dropped one and someone else picked it up. Then the teacher gave us a lecture about stealing other people's things and talked to the principle. After that we snuck them in and we never got caught.

13 Flaming Hot Cheetos

Teenagers these days are consuming alarming rates of spicy foods, which can harm your digestive system. Regularly, people are being sent to the hospital for these kinds of problems. Sure, some hot food is good, but if that's the only thing you eat, well that's a problem.

My little cousin says that her school sells them in the cafeteria


Cheetos often get a bad rap, but Flaming Hot Cheetos are apparently the biggest culprit. With their dangerous heat and alarming red color, no school cafeteria is safe. (Source: The Huffington Post) - Kiteretsunu

14 Best Friends

We are allow to have best friends

This is a lie, and if it isn't, I'm homeschooling.

I wonder what Twilight would think of this. - shadomatrix

What would be considered best friends though?

15 Anything Involving Birthdays

I feel feel bad for you guys

Sorry dr king - willow

This goes for all other holiday related things, but some schools have people who are Jehovah's witnesses, which is a religion where they don't celebrate holidays. They do other stuff, to, but that's not very important for this matter. I go to school with a girl who's a Jehovah's witness, and she's really nice.

Good thing my birthday's in August. - Cyri

16 Band Shirts

I can understand if its for some of the more obscure metal bands like the ones I listen to, like Cannibal Corpse etc because of the graphic nature of their merchandise, but for them to ban band shirts outright is just too much. - emeraldfennekin

If my school banned band shirts, I wouldn't have a wardrobe. - Plonderss

They said I'm not allowed to wear megadeth shirts. Rip - danimey

A school banned Marilyn Manson shirts. I know worst thing ever.

17 Bake Sales

How you know if someone didn't poison your food or let a dog lick their spoon lol - Bobomate

There jealous that people would rather give money to a cancer research instead of a fundraiser for the shcool to waste on break room coffee and chalk

What's wrong with these? They're for charity.

It's a way students make money for charities, fundraisers, and other good causes. - Connor360

18 The Word "Meep"

I automatically thought of meep from phineas and ferb

ThEy ReALeY mUsT haTe MeeP ciTY!

What if you was playing Roblox in the playground? You can’t play Meep City! - Carly19781

This has no meaning whatsoever. ITS JUST A WORD LIKE - LAURENRL

19 Chairs

It's so simple just sit on the air or something,its actually really comfortable

OK this list is getting pretty weird now...

What do I sit on then? The desk? The floor? - 3DG20

Where do I sit then? On the hard floor?

20 Art

that's sad - willow

I'm that guy that said yay no art but I have to suffer and I'm glad It's summer

Yay I hate art


21 South Park T-Shirts

South Park is a good show, but I'm surprised it's ran for how long it has since it's very inappropriate. Makes Family Guy look like a baby show. - shadomatrix

well duh - willow

Generally, you would have to be 15 or 16 to watch that show because of it's inappropriate content. So you can't walk around wearing that if you're in elementary or middle school. - JoeBoi

Lmao really? My teachers know I love South Park and they think it’s cool. Why would they ban these T-shirts but not the revealing crop tops the girls wear? It does make sense for elementary school kids but for late middle school and high school..really? - Limeyy

22 Christmas

Kids need presents

Your not in school for Christmas. - The_Random_Content_Guy

Christmas is the best time of the year! Why would anyone bank Christmas? That's weird!

Probably due to different religions and things, because not everyone celebrates Christmas... - Deer4Life

The school that had banned Christmas had probably Ebeneezer Scrooge or The Grinch as the Principal. Or the Principal might be even worser than the guys I mentioned! - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

23 American Flag

The why does every classroom has one?

Liberal: You see, the flag that represents the land of the free is a symbol of white supremacy. Because that makes sense.

A school in California banned clothing with the American flag on it because the hispanic kids felt "threatened" - ryanrimmel

They chose to ban the American flag because it would offend minorities? How is it offensive to them? How? - JoeBoi

24 Air Jordans

What on earth did Air Jordans do to the principal?

A kid threw them at his principal and he suddenly became triggered. - AlphaQ

25 The Words "Mom" and "Dad"

This list is getting weirder and weirder... - KingSlayer93316

Umm, why? - RogerMcBaloney


This rule is stupid - Th3Zm0nst3r

26 Talking

Welp, the First Amendment was just thrown out the window - KingSlayer93316


What if the teacher asked a question - sadical

This list is getting weirder and weirder - Carly19781

27 Birthday Invitations

Gonna happen anyways - willow

They usually ban them unless the kid invites every single kid in the class to their party.


28 Books

I think in grade 2 or 1 I brought in a comic book then my teacher said "read a real book" I mean...what!?!?!?


Yes s best rule

Isn’t that how kids learn in the first place? If you ban books, then how are students going to learn? - KingSlayer93316

29 Backpacks/Schoolbags

I had this rule in middle shool
we had to use cheap string bags instead because
backpacks hide guns? so can everything else stupid. - willow

Okay, hold on. You're telling me that schools, which mind you, give tons of textbooks, papers and other supplies are not allowing students to carry a bag to put their supplies in? Umm okay... - emeraldfennekin

My high school special ed teacher would not allow her class to have backpacks in her homeroom

In the 6th grade, the school tried to institute uniformed backpacks. They weren't even backpacks, they were poorly made drawstring bags. By the way, we had to take all of our material home with us everyday.

30 The Words "What The"

When I was in 4th grade, whenever someone said "what the" they had to run a whole mile around the track. Stupid teachers

In my school someone said "what the" in class and the teacher told them to not say that. Another time most of the boys in the class said "deez nuts" all at the same time and the teacher didn't say anything. School makes no sense. - Imreallyboredrightnow

They banned in my P.E. class. - The_Random_Content_Guy

Two very common words in the English language and some adult in some school thinks that they're words of the heathens and blasphemers. Seriously? - NuMetalManiak

31 My Little Pony Backpack

Those deformed donkeys deserved to get banned

My little pony: detention is magic.

I am on the boys side gumball. - Ilovestephanie

I remembered that I watched the news and they said they the principal from the school putted an boy in detention JUST BECAUSE HE HAD AN MLP BACKPACK!, they even bullied the poor guy, many people in internet are on the boy's side, and the boy even made an Kickstarter campaing so he could bring his backpack again. - GumballWatterson

32 Fidget Spinners

I remember when they were popular - Yoshiandaglover

They were made to help disabled kids pay attention in class and a bunch of people who don't need them played with them. If you didn't need a fidget spinner in class but you used one anyways that was cruel. But thank you because the noise of them hurts my ears - HelloUniverse

Yeah, I had one that made this annoying sound. Only disabled kids should be able to use this. - Deer4Life

What where these again? - myusernameisthis

Forget about fidget spinners, they suck now. - JoeBoi

33 Joking About Drugs

The administration must be on drugs or something. - Cyri

Makes sence here - willow

This makes sense

We shouldn't joke about or talk about drugs anyway, because drugs are illegal. - PhilTheCorgi

34 French Fries French fries are served hot, either soft or crispy, and are generally eaten as part of lunch or dinner or by themselves as a snack, and they commonly appear on the menus of fast food restaurants. Fries in America are generally salted and are often served with ketchup; in many countries they are topped more.

NO! NOT THE FRIES! - RogerMcBaloney

My high school used to serve French fries but they discontinued that in my junior or senior year I think?

"They're unhealthy so there's nothing wrong with banning them - Bobomatenew" shut up gay vegan

They're unhealthy so there's nothing wrong with banning them - Bobomate

Any food can become unhealthy if you have too much of them. Banning french fries is a bit too much, at least allow the kid to make a choice. - Deer4Life

35 Bows

Jojo should go here - willow

Jojo Siwa is a bad signer, so her bows should be banned. - Videogamesgal

Jojo Siwa (a crappy singer) would be mad if she found out about this - Lunala

Like the hair decoration or the old form of weapon?

36 Saying the Word "Gun"

What about pistol - willow

Is Trigun (anime) allowed in school?

Oh yeah, think about school shootings. - JoeBoi

It depends. Once in high school in a government class we had to draw pictures on the Amendments in the Bill of Rights. For the 2nd amendment I drew a gun and I didn't get in trouble for it. The same thing goes for the rest of the class.

37 The Words "Oh Jesus"

I remember when my mom got mad at me for saying "Jesus Christ" lol - Crizz


When I was in Senior Infants (Kindergarten for y'all Americans) I was in church for some kind of dumb mass. I wasn't allowed to say Jesus at home, so I decided if I was in church it was acceptable.
So, I screamed "JESUS! " at the top of my lungs in the middle of the mass.
Surprised I didn't get a detention or at least extra homework for that.

I remember back in Grade 5, I literally got in trouble for saying that.

38 Hats

I got my beanie hat taken away once because I was wearing it in class. The teacher said it was "disrespectful." How is wearing a hat disrespectful?

No hoods in my school but hats in the summer are fine.

My school won't even let you wear ANY type of clothing on your head! Hoods, hats, beanies, tinfoil, everything! All because they think it's disrespectful. Apparently my school is full of hillbillies who are still living in 1910 - SirSkeletorThe3rd

My school banned hats AND beanies. That is stupid. "There are gangs in the area" yeah right. - Pegasister12

The only gangs in our school area is the hillbillies who live in the trailer park next to school - SirSkeletorThe3rd

39 Deodorant

It's not like they'll sniff your armpits, I could easily get away with this one.

My last school would send letters home to people that didn't wear deodorant lmao - Bobomate

This is a stupid ban, because if you don't wear deodorant, you will stink. - PhilTheCorgi

So we what, go stinky all day especially for kids in marching band, gym, and athletics? - SirSkeletorThe3rd

40 Phones

Eh, this one isn't stupid. The idiots in my grade would probably be sitting around on their phones all day if it weren't for the fact that they're banned. We're allowed them in the mornings and after all classes are over anyway, and I'm pretty sure they'd let us use them in an emergency. - Thevideogameboy

well duh - willow

My school banned it this year because some kids don’t know how to mute their phone so we have to keep phones in our lockers but some people (including me) just put it in our pockets or binders lmao - Limeyy

In my school they even banned mp3 players and anything to do with music they really hate us

41 Gel Pens

They are life - willow

Why! - Bobomate

42 Chocolate Bars

This is weird because sugar and energy are as important as vitamins and iron, there was a kid that was kicked out of his primary school because he had a chocolate bar, an apple, mini cheddar and some other food I don't remember, anyway this kid was underweight and his lunch is literally the most healthy lunch I've ever seen, even his lunch was healthier than school dinners - Harri666

My school doesn't mind what you eat. - Lunala

That's a sad story Harri666. - funnyuser

They banned sweets in my old school, stupid, my new school doesn't ban Rainbow Looms, Chocolate Bars, iPhones. :D

43 Tank Tops

Yea the boys will get DIStrACteD - willow

How are tank tops bad? - 906389

My school has done this. But kids in my school still wear tank top though. - EpicJake

In my school tank tops are only banned for boys - NicholasYellow

44 The Confederate Flag

Perfectly reasonable. - Cyri

duh - willow

Well, this is understandable because it’s a symbol of racism. - JoeBoi

The confederate flag has evolved into a hate symbol and should be banned

45 High Fives

That's the dumbest thing I've seen on this list so far. Why ban high fives? - RogerMcBaloney

Germs? sickness is they only reasoning behind this - willow

46 Snowball Fights

School gets closed if it snows witch is rare where I live - willow

We were not allowed to even GO NEAR IT

I got in trouble for touching snow. Its stupid!

We aren't even allowed out in the snow at my school! never mind having snowball fights. - LAURENRL

47 Picture Day

I would want to go to that school (if I was still in school though) - KingSlayer93316

Can I go to this school - willow

Absolutely reasonable

I would like this cause I hate getting my picture taken - sadical

48 Anime

School banned dragon ball manga - wyanut122

My school banned nothing so yay

Didn't happen for me. There's an anime club at my school. It was fun! - HelloUniverse

I mean I can kinda understand I guess but not very anime has hentai...

49 Computers

How can you ban computers?

50 Gym

Please happen atmy school - willow

If this happened, I would die of happiness - sadical

Banning gym is taking it too far. As much as I hate PE, people should have the choice to go to gym.

As much as I hate gym, why would it be banned? - AliciaMae

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