RIP School Survival Forums
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.


The forums are mostly read-only and are in a maintenance/testing phase, before being permanently archived. Please use this time to get the contact details of people you'd like to keep in touch with. My contact details are here.

Please do not make a mirror copy of the forums in their current state - things will still change, and some people have requested to be able to edit or delete some of their personal info.

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  Thread: want to dropout
Post: RE: want to dropout

I'm going through the same thing as you right now. :) Dropping school is easy (provided it's legal where you live or you are old enough). Usually you just have to get a leaver's form or cancel your at...
Artyom School Talk 4 2,192 04-02-2012, 11:42 PM
  Thread: Failed exams
Post: RE: Failed exams

(03-30-2012 08:00 AM)SaintVicious Wrote:  Most likely a mediocre job since you can't be arsed to do enough to pass school which is barely anything Suits me.
Artyom School Talk 4 1,471 03-30-2012, 08:05 AM
  Thread: Failed exams
Post: Failed exams

It's pretty obvious that I'm going to fail to get any qualifications at all this year. I'm leaving school and I have a part time job but not enough to live on independently. So what comes next in lif...
Artyom School Talk 4 1,471 03-30-2012, 05:11 AM
  Thread: Advice/Plans?
Post: Advice/Plans?

A bit of a random thought here and seeking advice from those with experience. :D My 'final' exams are in a few months time, this is like the results which will appear my CV and so on. I've lost a lo...
Artyom School Talk 8 3,580 02-20-2012, 06:38 AM
  Thread: A story
Post: RE: A story

It sounds like your school is run by some insane freaks with power complexes and in-built discipline issues. So yes, we all know where you're coming from. :)
Artyom School Talk 4 1,288 02-19-2012, 02:54 AM
  Thread: At What Age Did You Start To Think School Was Wrong ?
Post: RE: At What Age Did You Start To Think School Was ...

I was very brainwashed until the year I turned 16. That was when I started to take an interest in life in general: our purpose as a species, religion, history etc. All of that philosophical shit. I re...
Artyom School Talk 91 39,804 02-19-2012, 02:47 AM
  Thread: Feels like you can't ever escape
Post: Feels like you can't ever escape

I hate school, something everyone here can relate to. I hate it, despise it, it makes me feel sick with boredom and anger and it feels like I'm a little emptier every time I leave by the end of the da...
Artyom School Talk 4 2,470 02-10-2012, 09:59 AM

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