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August 2001 - June 2017

The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

If you want to write about your experiences in school, you can write on our blog.

To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

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  Thread: 5th grader makes case against homework
Post: 5th grader makes case against homework

Lol this kid is awesome. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/02/ ... 6823.shtml Quote:Homework is assigned to students like me, without our permission. Teachers expect us to do homework, even thoug...
SilenceXEmotion Youth Rights 16 6,228 03-11-2009, 06:14 AM
  Thread: This pisses me off
Post: This pisses me off

I was searching random anti-school videos on youtube and i found this. http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=TSMdTHrbA50 It about a woman who goes around and "catches" truants threw much brainwashing convin...
SilenceXEmotion Youth Rights 19 3,794 02-01-2009, 01:36 PM
  Thread: Corporal Punishment in Schools.
Post: Corporal Punishment in Schools.

I hate no idea that it was still legal in many states to punish students by "hitting" or "Paddling" them. But I found this list and it amazed me Alabama--Legal Alaska--Illegal Arizona--Legal Arkans...
SilenceXEmotion Youth Rights 26 5,659 01-14-2009, 10:35 AM
  Thread: GOD DAMN AGE REQUIREMENTS
Post: Re: GOD DAMN AGE REQUIREMENTS

My parents wont let me do nothing for the next 2 years. So i guess I could get a part time job.
SilenceXEmotion Youth Rights 8 2,194 11-20-2008, 02:45 AM
  Thread: GOD DAMN AGE REQUIREMENTS
Post: GOD DAMN AGE REQUIREMENTS

I am 16 years old and my parents finally agreed to let me get me GED. So when I look up the laws for where i live in Canada it says that you have to be at least 18 years of age to take the test..... :...
SilenceXEmotion Youth Rights 8 2,194 11-20-2008, 02:26 AM
  Thread: 4 days off FTW
Post: 4 days off FTW

I get Friday and Monday off of school besides Saturday and Sunday. Friday I don't have to go because its supposed to be a day where the teachers get to rest from teaching so hard :cuckoo: and Monday ...
SilenceXEmotion School Talk 3 782 05-16-2008, 08:06 AM
  Thread: Ged question
Post: Ged question

I know lots of people drop out of school and get a GED. I was just wondering, if a GED has questions that you learned in school.. and you dropped out of school how would you pass it. Even if they ar...
SilenceXEmotion Alternative Learning & Income 3 1,145 05-12-2008, 10:59 PM
  Thread: I had no idea
Post: Re: I had no idea

xcriteria Wrote:Do you have some kind of link to a web site with that policy? I wonder if it's everywhere in canada. Ill try to see if i can find it online. They told it to me in the meeting but im ...
SilenceXEmotion Alternative Learning & Income 8 2,539 04-30-2008, 11:20 PM
  Thread: I had no idea
Post: I had no idea

I am currently living in British Columbia in Canada. My parents and I have just finished out meeting with the school board about homeschooling. What I am about to tell you greatly shocked me! It seem...
SilenceXEmotion Alternative Learning & Income 8 2,539 04-30-2008, 08:03 AM
  Thread: Homeschooling Questions.
Post: Re: Homeschooling Questions.

Thanks everyone. Its feels so good to be finally free.
SilenceXEmotion Alternative Learning & Income 3 2,494 04-16-2008, 07:36 AM
  Thread: Homeschooling Questions.
Post: Homeschooling Questions.

I might be starting Homeschooling soon. I have read the information on this site about homeschooling and it didn't have what i need to i just thought i would see if anyone knew. First, does anyone k...
SilenceXEmotion Alternative Learning & Income 3 2,494 04-15-2008, 10:16 PM
  Thread: Impossible Japanese Mario
Post: Re: Impossible Japanese Mario

liq3 Wrote:There's 5 levels, and I've beaten it. My friend beat it and only lost 2 lives. :P Are you sure? I thought there was only one level. :/ maybe i just suck at it.
SilenceXEmotion Games 7 2,636 03-16-2008, 06:12 AM
  Thread: Impossible Japanese Mario
Post: Impossible Japanese Mario

They made it so hard :( its impossible. Its only one level but still I bet that you will be around -10 lives at the end. It is possible to beat just really hard http://www.geocities.jp/z_gundam_tanos...
SilenceXEmotion Games 7 2,636 03-15-2008, 05:35 PM
  Thread: Ill do what I want
Post: Ill do what I want

Well, I have decided that I am only going to do work and homework that I think might be useful for me in the future. Everything that I wont use and that im going to forget anyway im not going to do. I...
SilenceXEmotion Youth Rights 4 1,133 02-21-2008, 02:51 PM
  Thread: Do you fear it.
Post: Oh yes, I forgot this is from a non-religious poin...

Oh yes, I forgot this is from a non-religious point of view of course.
SilenceXEmotion Philosophy, Politics & History 54 11,236 02-08-2008, 02:41 PM
  Thread: Do you fear it.
Post: Do you fear it.

Do you agree with this quote? Or do you fear death? "From the day of your birth, you have been living on borrowed time. You and I are both going to die at some point, and in the end there is not a th...
SilenceXEmotion Philosophy, Politics & History 54 11,236 02-08-2008, 09:41 AM
  Thread: Cautious or Unnessisary?
Post: [quote="The One"]Well, we don't have the secretary...

The One Wrote:Well, we don't have the secretary's side of the story so all we're doing is making assumptions here. OP, did you ask her what she was thinking when she called your parents? No, and may...
SilenceXEmotion School Talk 19 2,267 02-07-2008, 01:47 PM
  Thread: The Media Image Of The PerFect Body
Post: [quote="Will"][quote="youvebeenthunderstruck"]...s...

Will Wrote:youvebeenthunderstruck Wrote:...since when are you bi? You don't have to want to have sex with someone to think he looks pretty. I think what he means is that you can think that a person i...
SilenceXEmotion Philosophy, Politics & History 106 19,138 02-07-2008, 01:07 PM
  Thread: Cautious or Unnessisary?
Post: [quote="6moredetentions"]im just saying ppl need t...

6moredetentions Wrote:im just saying ppl need to start throwing things at ppl that piss them off...it solves alot of problems... It would just prove to the administration that much of what some of th...
SilenceXEmotion School Talk 19 2,267 02-07-2008, 12:57 PM
  Thread: Cautious or Unnessisary?
Post: [quote="6moredetentions"]y dusnt any1 thro things ...

6moredetentions Wrote:y dusnt any1 thro things at ppl anymor? if sum1 did that to me they wud hav a stapler in there hed rite now... Hmm, I think if I had of done that I would have actually gotten in...
SilenceXEmotion School Talk 19 2,267 02-07-2008, 12:54 PM
  Thread: Cautious or Unnessisary?
Post: Cautious or Unnessisary?

So, I decided to buy a Yearly bus pass instead of one each month [it costs less overall]. I walk into the office and ask the secretary if i can buy it and then i take out 250 dollars and its in cash, ...
SilenceXEmotion School Talk 19 2,267 02-07-2008, 12:46 PM
  Thread: Hello
Post: Hello

Well it seems that I have found a new forum where I may voice my opinion on school and how most of them have become corrupted and flawed. I look forward to Discussing my ideals with all of you.
SilenceXEmotion Welcome! 17 2,008 02-07-2008, 12:31 PM

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