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Your views on banning bracelets

Your views on banning bracelets

Some schools have started banning pupils from wearing different coloured bracelets.

They're worried that children are feeling pressured to kiss or hug other people depending on the coloured bracelets they're wearing.

So do you and your mates have any of the rubber wristbands? Do you just wear them as an accessory or do different colours have different meanings?

Is it a big trend at your school? Have your school or parents banned you from wearing them?

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"They shouldn't ban them because hardly anyone actually plays the game with them. They just wear them for fashion. And even if we do play the game, we only ever break the yellow ones, which mean hug."

Niamh, 12, Armagh, Northern Ireland

"They shouldn't have meanings! My friends and I wear them as fashion items not snap bands."

Lilli, 12, Birmingham, England

"Come on, they're just bands. I think schools banning them is ridiculous and they aren't sold as what people call them. And anyway I know plenty of people substitute their pocket money by selling them at lunch breaks, surely that's worse than people wearing the bracelets."

Anon, 13, Tyne and Wear, England

"At my school people think the original meanings are stupid and no-one uses the original meanings anymore. Instead, we've made up our own like if you snap the red ones you get bad luck for a week and stuff like that. The other colours vary. Some are truth, some are dare. And if you still use the original meanings and have to kiss someone and don't want to, you have a tongue so say NO!"

Georgia, 10, Durham, England

"I wear them all the time and they are really popular in school so I don't think they should have been banned. I knew the meaning but didn't take it seriously."

Taryn, 11, Wales

"I think they should be banned because some people are wearing them at our school, and some of them mean things worse than just kissing someone. They look horrible anyway."

Jessica, 11, Lancashire, England

"I see why adults make such a fuss about these - but a lot of us just wear them as an accessory and nothing more. I'm not sure whether I agree with it or not. As for me? I don't wear them, and I didn't even know about them until now!"

Bryonie, 10, Wales

"I think it's stupid that they're being banned! They're just bracelets! At my school, EVERYONE has them, but they hide them up their sleeves. I don't get how they can mean anything, though! It's a piece of jewellery!"

Myra, 11, Huddersfield, England

"I think that schools shouldn't ban them. In my school they're just cool very popular coloured bracelets! What is all the fuss about people?"

Louise, 12, Devon, England

"Everyone wears the bracelets but they only do what the meanings say if they want to. Usually it's only boyfriends and girlfriends that do what they say. There is no pressure, they will probably go out of fashion soon anyway. It's no big deal."

Amy, 14, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"I think mums and dads shouldn't make a big fuss about the bracelets because now kids are just wearing them as fashion even if they mean bad things."

Olivia, 13, Yorkshire, England

"Some of the people at our school get them off their big brothers or sisters but I personally think they're just a bit of fun."

Courtney, 10, Huddersfield, England

"I think it is stupid to ban them from schools. I've had a number of bands and no-one did anything and no-one knows what any of the colours mean."

Jade, 12, Doncaster, England

"I don't understand why people wear them. They don't look particularly nice and the things you have to do are really immature."

Emma, 13, Plymouth, England

"I don't see what the big deal is, me and my friends only wear them because they are cool. Hardly anyone takes them seriously."

Emily, 13, Hampshire, England

"I think they should not be banned. Personally, I would not wear them, but some people I know would. Our school has banned them and there were teachers checking we weren't wearing them at one point during lessons."

Brad, 13, Merseyside, England

"I think if you want to go around kissing and hugging people you can wear them. If not, don't wear them, it's your choice. But I think it's going over the top to ban them!"

Zazkia, 13, Berkshire, England

"These bracelets for us are a fashion accessory for girls and just a band/bracelet for boys. They are really cool and I don't think they should get banned. If we do snap them nobody would do the thing they mean anyway!"

Jenny, 13, Wales

"I don't think these bracelets should be banned, they're just bracelets and they are cool."

Ben, 11, Wales

"At my school pretty much everyone used to wear them. It used to just be part of the fashion. No-one ever pays attention to the meanings and nobody EVER feels like they have to do anything."

Deezy, 14, Birmingham, England

"Well I really love these bands and I wear an armful of them. At my school we find them funny not pressuring at all."

Harriet, 12, Wiltshire, England

"I think banning the bracelets is just silly because nobody actually does what they mean."

Evan, 12, Cheshire, England

"They shouldn't be banned, nobody does the meanings anyway it's just a bit of fun!"

Jade, 11, Norfolk, England

"Everyone wears them at my school, but they don't mean nothing. So what's wrong?"

Jade, 14, London, England

"I think that they are really cool and they shouldn't stop selling them because to us they are just fashion accessories and nothing more than that!"

Ellis, 12, Livingston, Scotland

"Everyone wears them at my school but the teachers only banned them today. Only The boys snap each others so they wont do the 'task'."

Megan, 12, Watford, England

"I don't think they should be banned because they are now THE fashion and what's the point of banning them when people will wear them anyway? I personally think they are a bit of fun, if they ARE banned they will be like any other thing, like for example chewing gum that has been banned in my school but people still chew it. Soon people will get bored and the craze will soon wear off."

Rebbeca, 13, Peterborough, England

"They look good, but some kids are being stupid.

Curt, 11, Hastings, England

"Nobody does that at our school. I think it's crazy! Loads of people wear them and the teachers couldn't care less. If people make games out of bracelets they must be really sad. That's what our climbing frame is for."

Jess, 10, Wales

"I think that the bracelets should have better meanings not anything disgusting or rude it should be things like: Playing certain games or doing something challenging. That's my thought."

Monique, 11, Derby, England

"My friend bought them a few weeks ago and I didn't know anything about them. I was going to get them but when I heard about the kissing and hugging I didn't want them cause you don't have to be forced in to something."

Ellie, 10, Huntingdon, England

"Don't ban them! They are harmless and look cool."

Libby, 11, Rochester, England

"My school is HUGE on these bracelets and its stupid to ban them when all they are are harmless, awesome, funky accessories."

Cailin, 11, Linlithgow,Scotland

"At my school they haven't banned which is a good thing. They are very colourful as well and I have the whole set."

Vicky, 12, Birmingham, England

"I think it's cool to wear these different coloured bands because you can collect them and trade them with all your friends. They are good prices so I don't think you should ban them."

Rhianne, 13, Bradford, England

"I've brought back these coloured bands in my school and everyone is going mad for them, snapping them and swapping them. I only bought them because of the bright colours, but since I found out what they mean, I haven't worn them. My school has banned them. I only like them for fashion not for what they mean."

Beth, 14, Wales

"I think the rubber bands shouldn't be banned because they're just for fashion."

Cameron, 10, UK

"My friend wore hers twice in form time and got into immense trouble!! And they banned it in my school too! I have to admit, those vibrant bracelets look pretty trendy!!"

Amreen, 12, Kent, England

"I don't get it? What's the big deal with all the media on these? They're just bracelets and they don't have to mean anything. The kids in my school just wear them because they think they look good, and they sometimes get confiscated but no one really cares to be honest. I think the media are going mad with this story, it's just a kids trend which will eventually go out of fashion. You can't tell kids what they can and can't wear, it's their choice. Wearing a rubber band can't pressure someone to do something they don't want to do. If you feel pressured don't wear them, simple as."

Gertrude, 14, Manchester, England

"These bands are a fashion accessory. Wait a couple of weeks and they will be gone. I think it's STUPID that they are being banned because even the stupid people who snap them don't do the things they say."

Cherry, 13, Cambridgeshire, England

"At my school we are not allowed to wear any bands because of health and safety and some people wear them anyway."

Amy, 11, London, England

"Everyone used to wear them because they were being sold at our summer fete until the school banned them! They are only bracelets, people shouldn't take them too seriously!"

Hannah, 12, London, England

"I love these bands, I wear them but I don't play the games I wear them for trends."

Lucas, 10, West Midlands, England

"I have over 70 of them! But I wear them as bracelets because they are cool. I think they shouldn't have been banned, but some people are taking it far too seriously."

Leah, 11, Leeds, England

"My school banned them because people took it seriously and my friend nearly got in trouble because she was wearing them today."

Ellie, 11, Norwich, England

"I think they are fine. Me and my friends go to an all girls school and we won't kiss anyone there. I have my own and nobody's forced me to do anything."

Eleanor, 11, Kent, England

"In my school, a few older kids wear the bands but I don't think they do the task. Most people don't even realise their meaning, and I think that it is stupid to ban them - they are cool things to match with any outfit!"

Charis, 11, Birmingham, England

"I once snapped a band and got really upset because of people saying stuff. I think they look cool and stuff but not the name and people sell them at my school."

Emma, 11, Manchester, England

"At our school loads of people wear these bracelets. Nobody takes it seriously unless it's like a kiss or something and anyway the younger kids don't even know what they mean. Plus if you feel under pressure don't wear them it's really simple."

Ellie, 14, London, England

"Ummm, it's not kiss and hug. They should be banned at schools. Your not allowed to wear jewellery but they let you wear these."

Emma, 13, Tyne and Wear, England

"I just wear them because they look good and they're in fashion. I don't know what all the business about snapping them is but I do agree they have a rude name."

Rhiannon, 11, Chester, England

"Everyone wears these bands at school but no one has ever done the 'task' of the band, I think they are a great accessory and shouldn't be banned."

Shila, 14, London, England

"At my primary school the bracelets were a big thing. Even the boys wore them! But eventually they were banned as they were getting too popular."

Romy, 11, Sheffield, England

"I think it is totally silly they want to ban them, I just wear them because I think they look good not just because of the meanings so I don't see the point. They want to ban them but it's only a bit of fun."

Keir, 11, Wolverhampton, England

"My school have not banned them but what's so great about a bit of rubber round your wrist? I mean come on!"

Joanne, 13, Birmingham, England

"I think there's absolutely nothing wrong with them and I don't know what everyone's fussing so much about!"

Georgia, 11, East Midlands, England

"People wear them at school as a fashion accessory, and just giggle about the meanings, but no one takes it seriously."

Sarah, 12, Yorkshire, England

"Not many people wear them at my school, people say they just look cheap and tacky!"

Sarah, 11, Hampshire, England

"I wear them in a special way - with two looped together. To me, they're just bracelets. I wear them to school and nobody minds, a lot of people have them. I don't care about what the colours mean. The shops sell them as bracelets - the 'kiss and hug' thing is what some teenagers made up - and nobody at my school takes notice of that, either."

Molly, 11, Ipswich, England

"I think that they should be banned from my school because people use them to bully people. Or if they do wear them they should not be used as their meaning."

Keilah, 12, London, England

"My school has banned them, because the uniform rules are very strict. Lots of people were wearing them, but I don't know what's so good about them, just a waste of money."

Jack, 13, Chesterfield, England

"Everyone wears them, they're just a joke, no one does what the bands mean."

Lucy, 12, Cambridgeshire, England

"I think it's pathetic. My school had ban them and if pupils are seen wearing them the teachers take them off them and don't give them back. They're silly little meanings that only stupid people will do and nothing is going to stop me wearing them!"

Christie, 10, Bristol, England

"I am at high school and I wear these jelly bracelets and people say to me I have to kiss someone but they are only saying it as a joke. At my school people tell you to do many things when you wear them but you don't get forced to. After all it is only a bit of fun and a fashion accessory. I don't think they will ever get banned at my school because so many people wear them and they are just a fashion accessory."

Emma, 13, Leeds, England

"These bracelets are really big at my school. They are a fashion accessory and we always get told off for wearing them by teachers but people still wear them anyway!"

Becca, 12, Wales

"Our school hasn't banned them. They are just an accessory, they are not going to kill you!"

Isaac, 9, Leeds, England

"These bands are very popular at my school and everyone wears them including me. They just get treated as normal bracelets, although I love them I can understand why schools across the UK ban them because they can get out of hand."

Emilie, 12, Bath, England

"If you don't want to be pressured into doing anything, don't wear them. Even if you do wear them, you shouldn't be stupid enough to do anything. They were a big craze at our school in June and July, but no one took them seriously. They are cheap jelly bracelets that look cool with some outfits and they look daft with a school uniform anyway."

Heather, 13, Liverpool, England

"No one at my school wears them and if they did I don't think it should be a problem."

Lottie, 10, Oxford, England

"I think these bands are a bit of fun and of course you don't have to do what other people say. My friends have got some but people only make a joke out of it, it's not serious. But I do think some of the meanings are too over the top for young children."

Ella, 10, London, England

"They're big in every school aren't they? No one pays attention to what they actually mean, they just wear them for fashion accessories, if people want to hug and kiss each other, they do it at free will, you don't need a bracelet to tell you what to do."

Daisy, 12, Somerset, England

"They are fine because if kids do break them they just ignore what the meaning is. Also nothing says they are FORCED to do anything, people just get on with what they are doing."

Page, 13, Hampshire, England

"These are just bands. I think it would be kind of shallow to ban them from schools. Loads of people wear them in my school, I didn't even think about what the colour meant and what you had to do if it was a certain colour until I heard about it on the television. At the end of the day they are just harmless bands!"

Samantha, 14, Wales

"Everyone wears them boys and girls and it's not a game it's just a bit of fun, a rumour, people only hug each other, and boyfriends and girlfriends kiss. They are a necessary fashion accessory."

James, 12, West Sussex, England

"I think that they should not be banned because they are really fashionable. From Monday our school are banning them. There is no reason for parents to be worried because nobody really takes any notice of what they mean! At the moment people are short of money and with such popularity they would bring a bit more money in for the shops that are selling them! So if any parents are reading this no need to worry!"

Evi, 12, Bradford, England

"I think that they should not be banned because they are fun and no-one takes them seriously."

Ellie, 13, Surrey, England

"I think the parents have got the wrong idea. You don't have to follow the tasks, indicating to the colour. But the parents do have a point, about the kissing and hugging thing from little/young children. Overall, I think the parents and teachers are over-reacting, they need to take a chill-pill."

Dominic, 12, Buckinghamshire, England

"Mostly all of my class used to wear them at primary school but we didn't take it that seriously. I just wore them because they looked good and were cool!"

Megan, 11, England

"This is jewellery and at my school we get annoyed if others break them. Breaking other people's stuff is RUDE!!! People don't break them at our school anyway. This ban is DUMB!"

Katie, 12, London, England

"Loads of people at my school wear them. They're just bracelets, all the cool people wear them. No one has heard of them meaning anything else. Why should they be banned? We're not doing anything wrong!"

Joshua, 7, Warwickshire, England

"Oh my word, these bands have been out for ages and to be honest I think it's pathetic banning them to under 16s. What else are you going to ban? You will have to be 16 for everything soon!

Shiona, 13, Middlesbrough, England

"It's pathetic. No one does what the bands colour represents. It's just a joke, a game. Who cares that some people take them the wrong way, most people don't."

Millie, 14, Wiltshire, England

"In our school they have been banned but loads of us think that we don't have to do whatever the band says. Most people just laugh and say no. It's no big deal!"

Az, 14, Leicestershire, England

"I don't see what the point is, like seriously it's just a bracelet, no one is going to be forced into doing nothing. They're only used for accessories, I don't get why it's such a big deal."

Rachael, 14, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"The bands are just a fashion item at out school. If people break them it is just for the sake of it. I do not feel pressurised to do what the bands mean. There is no point banning them because if you ban them the more we will want to buy them. They will go out of fashion by next week anyway."

Drew, 12, Kent, England

"They are just bracelets teachers are overreacting. I love them and so do all my friends. I don't think they should be banned and all my friends agree."

Isabel, 12, Cheshire, England

"My teacher lets us wear those bracelets in school because most of the kids just wear them as an accessory. I think that they shouldn't be banned because they are just normal bracelets."

Laura, 10, Edinburgh, Scotland

"Everyone at our school wears them and we all know what they mean but it has never put us under pressure to be doing things. We snap the bracelet in half if we want to kiss or hug but if not it doesn't mean anything."

Alisha, 13, Lancashire, England

"I think these bracelets are really cool. Just because of the game doesn't mean you are not allowed to wear them in school. Our school hasn't banned them because we don't play the game so they let us wear them."

Amber, 11, Derby, England

"They sell them at pound land for £1 and you can get a huge bag of them for that price!"

Kim, 14, London, England

"Yeah it's banned at our school but we all still wear them cos it's cool. We get them taken off us if we are caught wearing them. Just like using our mobile phones."

Maddie, 14, Hertfordshire, England

"At my school we were all wearing these bands. None of us were bothered about the colours and what they mean but they still got banned. It was a shame because all of my class was wearing them but just before they got banned I stopped wearing them because I thought they were silly!!!"

Isabella, 10, Leicester, England

"I think it would be silly to ban something as small as that to under 16s. But already in our school they have banned them!"

Megan, 11, Norfolk, England

"Loads of people wore them last year and it was pretty big. We weren't allowed to wear them but people did anyway. There were rumours about the black one."

Claire, 12, Bournemouth, England

"Lots of people at my school used to wear them. It was a big fashion craze so I decided to buy some. Then at school everyone started to talk about what they actually meant, so I didn't wear them again to school, I only wore them occasionally at the weekends only for a fashion item not for what they are. Anyway nobody wears them anymore now."

Jamie, 12, Bournemouth, England

"I think that these should be just normal bracelets. Everyone at my school has them and not many of us actually knew the meanings. My friend has a yellow one and you don't see her going around hugging every boy she sees! I think people who came up with their meanings are silly because you shouldn't be pressured into doing anything you don't want to."

Renee, 11, Watford, England

"The bands are great! Keep them."

Alex, 11, Bradford, England

"These bands are everywhere. I like them."

Charlotte, 12, Lancashire, England

"What's all the worrying about? They are only bracelets? Banning them is a stupid idea you don't have to kiss or hug if you don't want to!!!"

Isabel, 11, London, England

"I think the bands are cool. Loads of people wear them, they are jewellery so what is everyone on about? There is nothing wrong with them. It is just a bit of fun. It is just a phase at the end of the day. People are responsible for their own actions!!!"

Emma, 14, Lancashire, England

"They do actually mean something but if you snap one you don't have to do what they mean."

Emilia, 10, Wales

"I think that the adults are over reacting. It's your choice if you want to hug someone."

Sara, 11, Wolverhampton, England

"I think this is one time when the adults have got it all wrong. I think it is they who have taken this all out of proportion."

Sarah, 14, Manchester, England

"I have some. Everyone wore them. But then the school banned them and now everyone has a load of them that they hardly use!!"

Cally, 14, Glamorgan, Wales

"These are huge at my school, but never since they became big have I seen them be anything but bracelets! Why ban them? They look amazing!"

Alex, 13, Swindon, England

"They are massive in our school. We know some of the meanings, but don't care about what people say. They were made up in the eighties, but popular now, so I don't see why we should get the blame when adults had started it! I say don't ban them."

Morgan, 11, Wigan, England

"They are just bracelets and people who I hang around with don't use them to go with the rules - they use them for bangles."

Melissa, 14, Bolton, England

"These bracelets have been around in my school for ages and the only meanings coming out of them are those that people have made up. At the end of the day, they are bracelets and nothing else."

Katie, 12, Merseyside, England

"Nobody in my school wears them because we don't have a local newsagents, only a shop that doesn't sell them. They haven't been banned, but nobody wears them anyway."

Alisha, 10, County Antrim, N. Ireland

"Why ban them? They are mega cool and besides it's not like they are dangerous. They are just bracelets."

Zoe, 11, Kent, England

"I don't have them yet but I would like to wear them, they are funky, cool, stylish and definitely the new accessory."

Rachel, 10, County Durham, England

"I think most of us wear them because they're great accessories, not because of their meanings and I don't think our school has banned them. At our school no-one does what the bands mean, they just wear them."

Alex, 12, Luton, England

"Lots of people in my school wear them. What's so great about a little piece of rubber around your wrist?"

Amy, 12, Essex, England

"At secondary school we are not allowed to wear bracelets of any kind, but at primary no-one took it seriously."

Elisabeth, 11, Milton Keynes, England

"I think they should be banned because some people are forced into doing something they don't want to do, just because of the colours of them."

Betsy, 10, Hampshire, England

"My teachers take them off you and burn them. Some people have had £5 or even £10 worth of bracelets taken."

Chloe, 12, Nottinghamshire, England

"I think they're great and I don't know why parents are worrying, they're bracelets for goodness sake."

Jade, 10, Bolton, England

"Well, they're not too big at my school. One of my friends likes them, but both her and I just see them as bracelets."

Bethany, 9, Ayrshire, Scotland

"I think this is bad because you are breaking the rules and even worse, you could get suspended."

Emma, 8, West Midlands, England

"Teachers shouldn't be allowed to take people's jewellery."

Olivia, 9, Nottinghamshire, England

"Once I happened to snap a boy's one and it meant kiss and love, but not even the boys cared about me having to do it."

Eli, 11, Milton Keynes, England

"Nobody in our school wears them! I've never seen one before."

Lulu, 11, Birmingham, England

"They are banned at my school, but only because they are not smart. I have never heard of the colours affecting people before and nobody at my school uses the colours to mean different things. To us, they are just an accessory."

Sarah, 13, Birmingham, England

"I think they should not be banned because there is not so much bad about them. Everyone does weird stuff in my school, plus it is when you break them you have to do a dare. Teachers do not get it. When one thing is bad another fashion will be banned. They are not just affecting us, but this could put people out of work again."

Craig, 14, County Durham, England

"I think these bands are really cool and stylish. They are very popular in our school, mostly girls wear them."

Sajjal, 10, Nottingham, England

"These are the main thing at my school, they are a fashion statement. No-one can take them off unless told to and there is basically no-one that doesn't have them. But I don't, I hate them."

Charlotte, 11, Norwich, England

"I USED to wear these until nearly all the girls in my year chased me at playground and at lunchtime for either a hug or kiss."

Fahim, 12, Northampton, England

"I saw these in a shop the other day and bought them. No one really has them at my school because there is a really strict uniform code, but I think that they are just cool bracelets. I've never even heard of having to do stuff because you are wearing a certain colour."

Sophie, 13, Chelmsford, England

"I own these bracelets myself and I think they are cool. Almost everyone in my school has one and nobody ever does what they mean so they shouldn't be banned."

Tom, 11, Manchester, England

"At my school it is mainly the boys who are wearing them. They try and act cool with them on, asking the girls to break them but all of us refuse. The school has had a massive crackdown on uniform so we don't really get away with anything anymore, but they seem not to mind this."

Jess, 14, Cornwall, England

"To be honest, they're just a bit of fun. I have them at my school and people make jokes, but even if one snapped, which is when you are supposed to do the 'thing', nobody is forcing you to do it! It's your body and no one can say what you can and can't do. I think it's a mountain being made out of a mole hill."

Katy, 14, Preston

"I have loads but I wear different colours to show how I feel; blue - sad, yellow - happy, red - angry and whatever else you want!!"

Ellie, 12, Midlands, England

"They should be banned because at primary schools, five-year-olds are wearing them! It's not right as it's influencing them!

Hayley, 12, Nottingham, England

"Our school has banned bracelets because they look untidy."

Lara, 9, London, England

"They're really big at my school but nobody ever does the dares that people say you must do, we all just giggle about it!"

Olivia, 11, Kent, England

"I think that pupils should only wear two bands and not go too over the top with them."

Shauna, 11, Leeds, England

"I think the bands are really cool and if people don't want to do the dares they can still wear them. They can't get forced into doing it - I've got millions and I don't do the dares."

Hannah, 12, Worcestershire, England

"I don't wear them, but I've seen other kids with them on. At our school people just wear them as an accessory."

William, 10, Barnsley, England

"These bands are a major craze at my school and everyone wears them as a double bracelet. They're not banned but I think they will be soon, as some people take the meanings too seriously. But I still wear them."

Sophie, 13, Shropshire, England

"All my friends wear them but I don't. Anyway, they're just plastic bracelets so what's all the fuss?"

Hannah, 10, London, England

"We wear them at our school but no-one thinks that they are more than fashion items. We have not been banned to wear them and I don't think we will be getting them banned anytime soon!!"

Emily, 11, Northamptonshire, England

"People used to wear these bands at our school but nobody really wears them anymore, it's old news. I have some, people say they mean different things when you snap them, but no-one actually does any of these things. I think that people are just over-reacting, it's just a bit of fun and it's not like anything major is happening - they're just coloured bands. We are not babies, we are responsible for our age and we wouldn't do anything a band says to do."

Lizzie, 12, Yorkshire, England

"I think that these bracelets can sometimes be harmful. But I don't think they should be banned because they're cool and fashionable."

Sarah, 10, England

"Now I know what these bands mean I am just happy they are banned at my school!"

Lewis, 10, Lancashire, England

"Nope, not really. In fact I've never even heard of them until now."

Jack, 14, UK

"We wear them at our school and we snap them if we like someone."

Jake, 14, West Yorkshire, England

"They're pointless. One girl at my school wasn't in the day they were banned and came in today with 90!! But she had them taken off her. She'd spend about £15 on them!!!"

Annie, 14, Wales

"At my school, many people wear those jelly bracelets. We mainly wear them because they look so cool. We try and get as many colours as we can and trade them with each other. We didn't know that they meant anything at all."

Natalia, 13, Cambridge, England

"Loads of kids at my school wear them. They are treated as no more than a fashion accessory and I don't think they should be banned - they don't harm anyone."

Lois, 12, Herefordshire, England

"I think they're stupid to be honest, and they've been banned at my school too."

Bethan, 12, Wales

"These bracelets are really popular at my school. People sell them to each other which I think is bad."

Mia, 12, Merseyside, England

"This is silly. They are bracelets, nothing more."

Lara, 12, Shropshire, England

"I'm not kidding but my teacher was wearing them!"

Georgie, 10, London, England

"They're just a bit of fun that some kids have turned into a game. They really are fashionable bracelets. No-one has to do anything that they don't want to do, so it's their choice if they wear them. It's pathetic banning them!"

Kelly, 12, Bristol, England

"Some people have them now, but they used to be massive!"

Katie, 12, Wales

"It's a bit of harmless fun."

Sarah, 12, London, England

""Yes, these bracelets are big at my school at the moment, and a lot of my friends are taking it seriously and not as a joke."

Paloma, 12, London, England

"My friends and I all wear them and I don't know what the fuss is about. We don't do anything that we don't want to!"

Hannah, 10, Devon, England

"My mates and I have about 11 of them each. But we got caught with them and we got a week's after-school detention. That did not stop us. Now I've got 30."

Tom, 12, York, England

"I don't wear them and I think that they're silly. What's great about wearing them?"

Amy, 12, Essex, England

"I think they're fine and none of my friends care what they mean!"

Jade, 12, Bedfordshire, England

"This is stupid. Kids have just made this to take advantage of people and for a joke. Shops should still sell them to under 16s because they are just accessories."

Molly, 13, Doncaster, England

"I think that they shouldn't be banned. They should be worrying about other things, not bracelets."

Elsa, 10, London, England

"They are everywhere you look in our school."

Luca, 10, London, England

"Everyone is wearing them. I think they should ban them though."

Tom, 10, New York, USA

"I have the bracelets and yeah I use them as accessories. My mate told me it meant something but I didn't take notice of it."

Sarah, 12, London, England

"At school loads of my friends wear them. I don't think they look that good so I don't wear them but it makes me feel left out."

Emily, 11, Hampshire, England

"What is the point of banning them? Everybody wears them."

Kate, 11, London, England

"These bands are everywhere! But they're banned in my school."

Kartar, 9, Cardiff, Wales

"At school most people wear them, but we just use them as accessories. The school has banned them though."

Chloe, 12, England

"They don't mean anything. I think people are just being silly. They're just bracelets and who cares if they mean something, it doesn't mean you have to do anything you don't want to."

Stacey, 13, Birmingham, England

"I wear them as bracelets and if they break I put on a new pair. I don't take the meanings seriously because the colours match my uniform and no-one cares what they mean."

Courtney, 11, UK

"Loads of people wear them at my school but jewellery is banned and people get them taken off them if they are caught."

Mankeerat, 13, Tyne and Wear, England

"I don't think that they mean anything. To me they are just plastic coloured bands."

Heather, 11, Somerset, England

"I think they are so cool they look really pretty if they where banned I would be very upset they don't mean anything."

Harriet, 10, Suffolk, England

"They're only bands, and to be honest no one actually knows the meanings. Everyone at my school just wears them as a fashion statement. They shouldn't be banned!"

Abby, 13, Doncaster, England

"What bracelets? No one in my school has them!"

Caitlin, 12, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"I think they are fine, nobody wears them at my school."

Hannah, 10, Shropshire, England

"These bracelets are really common at my school but no one believes in them. They are just a fashion accessory."

Megan, 12, Sheffield, England

"All of my mates wear them and so do I. They are meant to mean something but we just laugh it off. It's a fun way to accessorise."

Georgia, 14, Derbyshire, England

"Those bands are very popular in my school but sometimes it gets a bit out of hand. People tend to make stuff up about them so I decided not to wear them."

Kyra, 11, Surrey, England

"They were really big in my primary school, everyone would trade and sell them. I thought they were really cool. But the teachers found out their meanings and banned them. Now I just wear them at parties."

Bethany, 11, London, England

"I think they're alright and good for a laugh."

Ryan, 12, Lincolnshire, England

"It's a massive trend in our school. All the year 11s and everyone likes to wear them. If the teachers say no we can't wear them then they obviously have no taste."

Rubie, 11, UK

"I think some people wear them for fashion because they look nice. But some people wear them for what they represent. They don't really mean anything though, I think some silly person made all that up!"

Kelsey, 13, Manchester, England

"I never wear those bracelets to school, some of my friends do. But they wear them as accessories."

Charlotte, 14, Leicestershire, England

"These bracelets are just fashion accessories and nobody takes them seriously at my school. Whenever someone snaps one we only kiss or hug."

Kristie, 14, Preston, England

"I think it's stupid that they are being classed as more than just bracelets. No one cares if they have meanings, they just wear them as a fashion accessory. It's pathetic that schools are banning them and people think they should only be sold to over sixteen's. I agree with what the shops think; they're only a fashion accessory."

Hannah, 14, Chester, England

"I think that there is nothing wrong with them. Everybody can wear them. If they snap you don't have to do what they mean."

Megan, 8, Gillingham, England

"I have loads. All bracelets are banned at my school but everyone wears them. You don't have to do anything you don't want to. You should be able to choose if you want to wear them."

Shakeel, 12, Bradford, England

"We aren't allowed to wear them at my school. Only a few of my mates actually wear them, let alone do what you're supposed to do if you break one. Nobody really does what you're supposed to do if you do break them - most people will only do a hug or kiss."

Emma, 13, Dorset, England

"People at my school wear them, but mostly in the younger years. The fashion has died down since they first came out."

Helen, 13, London, England

"There is nothing wrong with these bands. I go to an all girls school and everybody is wearing these. It doesn't matter, people just wear them because its fashionable, right? Nobody even thinks of what the colours mean - if you think about it, it's just like a bracelet - it's stupid the way our school have banned them!"

Louise, 14, Merseyside, England

"Our school has banned all bracelets, so these aren't allowed either, but the lower years especially still wear them. They joke about the meanings and think they're 'cool'. No one does anything if they are broken, I think it's just a bit of fun."

Hannah, 14, Norfolk, England

"Everybody at school is wearing them. Boys and girls. We don't break them because of the meaning and even if we do, we still don't do them."

Ciara, 12, Yorkshire, England

"I don't think they mean anything. All the adults are just being paranoid about them. NOBODY CARES!!"

Haddie, 12, Wrexham, Wales

"The younger people wear them in our school, not the older ones. No one is forced to do it and if they feel forced, don't have them!"

Zoe, 12, Watford, England

"I think we should keep the bands in school because they are colourful, good on price and it expresses who you are and it makes them very popular. Keep them!!"

Bethany, 13, Monmouthshire, Wales

"Although they do have different meanings, people at my school just don't snap each others bracelets. Even if you do snap them, no one makes you do anything. At my school they are only banned because all bracelets are banned."

Ellie, 11, Yorkshire, England

"We are not allowed to wear them anymore but when we were, we just thought they were cool - and there was only one kid who believed in the rubbish."

Caitlin, 10, Milton Keynes, England

"I don't think that schools should ban the bracelets because it is a craze at the moment and will soon be gone. Parents are just too safe about their children."

Katie, 13, Kent, England

"It's silly for them to be banned. It's up to us what we want to wear."

Rhian, 14, Swindon, England

"I think these bands are cool and at my school they don't mean anything, so what's the problem with them!"

Nick, 11, Guildford, England

"I don't think these bracelets should be banned as most people in my year wear them. In fact, I'm wearing five now, in all different colours. No one takes the meanings seriously and if you don't want to do the meaning, then don't!"

Rosie, 13, London, England

"It's so stupid. People at my school wear them all the time and no one cares at all."

Cindy, 13, Leicestershire, England

"My secondary school bans any type of bracelets. I think they are cool but I also understand why parents are upset by all this."

Ashley, 13, Hampshire, England

"We think these bracelets are stupid and no one wears them at our school. We don't think they mean anything and even if someone broke your band, kids shouldn't be and aren't pressured into doing stuff they know not to do."

Maddie & Hannah, 13, Lancashire, England

"This is the stupidest thing I've heard in ages. Why can't adults leave kids to what we want. Adults should not take these things seriously. They mean nothing and they're a bit of fun. Why ban them to the under sixteen's? Would the school prefer we wear giant bangles and things? These are small and discreet AND A JOKE!"

Amanda, 14, Brighton, England

"I think that these bands are just rubber bracelets and are only for show!! My mates have loads and only wear them for fashion. Also, people do snap them, but then the people don't do anything - so this is pathetic!"

Becka, 14, Bolton, England

"I think that they are pretty cool. I wear them all the time. I don't care about detention because I don't have to go anywhere, even my teacher wears them!"

Amy, 12, Northampton, England

"I think this is wrong because people do what the bands mean - like kissing someone."

Rhiann, 9, Newcastle, England

"We love these bracelets at school, but the teachers start telling us off for wearing them - and if you wear a hair band around your wrist, they think its a bracelet!"

Iz, 12, Dorset, England

"Our school banned them because our class was giving them to the little ones and telling them what they meant, but me and my friends think they're cool."

Eden, 10, Auckland, New Zealand

"I think they should ban them from all schools."

Lucy, 11, Kent, England

"These bands are just fun. Yes, they have different meanings, but nobody follows them through! I had two black ones and people broke them, it was funny, but nothing happened! Parents are being paranoid. What else are they going to ban, Hair bands?"

Brenna, 14, Gloucester, England

"Everyone in my school loves them, even us boys, but we don't take them seriously, we wear them for fun."

Geraint, 12, Monmouthshire, Wales

"Some girls from my school wear them, but they are getting less popular because they're harder to buy now."

Sam, 10, Derbyshire, England

"We have them at our school, but they don't mean anything, we just use them as normal bracelets. People are just getting too dramatic over them."

Ellie, 12, Bournemouth, England

"Our school had banned them as they are not part of our uniform, but everyone in my school just wore them as accessories. I don't think we should ban them for good as they are harmless fun for us and don't mean anything. Some kids are just silly and some kids aren't, so why ban it for the ones who are using them appropriately?"

Jenny, 10, Warrington, England

"I think this is getting to out of hand. Primary school children shouldn't be allowed to wear them because of the pressure of having to do things they don't want to, but secondary school students should be allowed to wear them if their parents let them."

Jodie, 14, Lincoln, England

"I think that you shouldn't ban them because they make you feel pretty."

Taylor, 8, Somerset, England

"I love them and I've got all the colours. They are really big at my school and everybody has them. I'm wearing all of them now!"

Sami, 13, London, England

"Lots of people wear them at my school. They don't mean anything. Children should be able to wear what they like and not what they're told to wear."

Ella, 11, Nottingham, England

"There are only a few people who wear them at our school, but none of them mean anything. We just wear them as accessories because they look cool. They shouldn't be banned because they are just for fun. After all, it's only a bracelet!"

Laura, 12, Scunthorpe, England

"Those bands are big in my school, but they are only for fun. I don't think you should ban them because it's the style now. Please don't ban them!"

Sion, 12, Gwynedd, Wales

"They are just bracelets! It's just stupid adults trying to make it bad like everything else that kids like! Just because you have a particular colour band on doesn't mean that you will be pressured into doing things. They're just bracelets, nothing more."

Jasmin, 13, Durham, England

"No one really wears them at my school, but I think it's stupid people getting worked up about it - they're just bracelets!"

Mollie, 13, Coventry, England

"These bracelets aren't a huge craze at my school, because they are against the rules. However, I am aware that they are popular but i had no idea that each different colour meant something different. If parents have issues with their kids wearing them then that shouldn't have an effect on anyone else who buys them!"

Phoebe, 13, West Midlands, England

"A lot of people wear then at my school and my brothers think they are really cool. I think they are rubbish."

Emily, 10, Greater Manchester, England

"Lots of Year Six people used to wear them last year but only some people wear them now. Nobody thinks they are anything more than a fashion accessory."

Libby, 10, Derbyshire, England

"Loads of people in my class are wearing them. I thought people just wore them for fun."

Isla, 9, Manchester, England

"I think it's silly that they're going to ban shop keepers selling them to under 16s. They're just bracelets and I think they're really cool. They've been around for ages."

Chloe, 12, Rugby, England

"I think these bands should not be banned because they are cool. But children under 10 should not buy these."

Dan, 10, Wales

"All of my friends love them and they don't mean anything. Why are they making a big deal about it?"

Maya, 11, Nottingham, England

"They're only a little bit of fun at the end of the day. How can the government stop children under 16 from buying them? It's not as if it's a knife or something - it's only a little bit of plastic!"

Danny, 12, Leeds, England

"I think it's stupid to be honest. I got told about it at school today, and I'm not going stop wearing them."

Jess, 13, Northamptonshire, England

"Jelly bands are fashion around our school and the teachers do not tell us off for wearing them. We like their colours, not for what they mean and it's just silly that people want to ban them like that!"

Hayley, 13, Stockport, England

"In our school they're fashionable! We don't get told off, we just get told to take them off in PE, then we put them straight back on."

Charluce, 12, Bradford, England

"I think it's stupid to be honest! I got told about it at school today, but I'm not going to stop wearing them."

Jess, 13, Northamptonshire, England

"At my school they mean nothing and are just worn for fun."

Hannah, 13, West Lothian, Scotland

"For the last two days these things have been the only thing we talk about but we don't put pressure on people."

Daniel, 11, Bolton, England

"I think they're good but the game is getting out of control."

Ciaran, 12, Manchester, England

"I think this is ridiculous! Children in our school wear them all the time and this is the first I've heard of these games!"

Aine, 10, London, England

"Banning them is pathetic, as is not selling them to under 16s! They mean absolutely nothing, they are fashion accessories. Schools shouldn't be so strict about them."

Charlotte, 14, Wiltshire, England

"These bands are huge in my school and nobody even pays attention to this nonsense. They show individuality and that is all."

Tempe, 14, Warwickshire, England

"This is stupid they're only bracelets. Adults are making them into something they are not. Anyway how could we be pressured into doing something we don't want to do ... we just say no!"

Hope, 14, Bucks, England

"I think it is ridiculous, most people wear them because they are cool! They shouldn't ban them - they rock!"

Ellie, 11, Devon, England

"Yes everyone wears them at my school including me and my friends."

Rebecca, 12, Manchester, England

"At my school they have been banned by teachers for ages."

Jennifer, 13, Newcastle, England

"I don't see what's wrong with them, they're only a bit of fun!"

Hattie, 12, Northampton, England

"I love these bands and I don't think they should be banned!!!"

Hannah, 12, West Midlands, England

"The bracelets were big in my middle school but now we are in high school and they everyone thinks that they are childish. Personally I think it's stupid."

Sophie, 14, Northumberland, England

"Most people in my school wear them and people at my school stick to the rules with the bands! I don't like them, they should be banned."

Rose, 13, London, England

"Loads of people wear them in my school. Some people think they mean stuff but others think they are just an accessory. I don't think they should be banned."

Sarah, 11, Stockport, England

"I think that they are cool and they don't mean anything I got lots of them I don't care what the teacher would say."

Debbie, 12, Essex, England

"Why are people making such a fuss about plastic bands, it is probably some idiot that come up with the meaning anyway."

Anand, 11, West Yorkshire, England

"Everyone is wearing them at our school I don't wear them though. Also my parents don't really know about this but if they find out, they will probably ban me from wearing them because they will think it's a bit too rude for me!"

Ayesha, 12, Leicester, England

"Everyone wore them at my old school but then they got banned. I have no idea what's wrong with then though."

Sonia, 11, Norwich, England

"No one at my school has them but I think they would be fun!"

Aine, 11, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I think that these bracelets are fine because they are just a bit of fun and they are just like collecting cards or anything else. It is unfortunate that some students feel under pressure from them."

Lucy, 11, Suffolk, England

"Yes they are banned at my school but I still love them!"

Kelsey, 13, Lancashire, England

"In secondary school everyone says if you break one of them something bad will happen or you have to kiss someone. I think they are ridiculous!"

Issy, 11, Bristol, England

"I think these are stupid and I didn't find out the meaning of them until a week ago. They make kids feel uncomfortable and should be banned."

Maddy, 11, Cambridge, England

"I don't see the problem everyone wears them I like them loads, no one should feel under pressure by a fashion accessory."

Leah, 11, England

"These bracelets are really nice and they shouldn't be banned because nobody ever takes the game seriously."

Beth, 12, Liverpool, England

"Yes they are very big at my school and almost all the girls have them. I personally do not like then as most of them are against school colours and as they are a form of jewellery, against school rules!"

Katie, 12, Middlesex, England

"I like to wear them and so do my mates in our school. I just ignore what the bracelets meaning and just wear them. They're cool, besides you don't have to do what they say unless you want to."

Callum, 11, Liverpool, England

"These bands are brilliant! Cheap plastic bracelets are the fashion of today. We should be free to wear them. You don't have to do what they say. They're just a joke."

Jacob, 11, Devon, England

"I wear them but me and my friends just swap them or put them on our pencil cases."

Ellie, 11, Tyne and Wear, England

"I'd never seen them before. Nobody wears them at my school."

Helena, 12, Isle of Wight, England

"These bracelets don't mean anything in our school and I think they are just an accessory. I wear them and I wouldn't let people pressure me into doing things."

Karen, 12, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think it's a really bad idea to ban the bracelets because isn't doing any harm to anyone!"

Phoebe, 10, Herts., England

"Everybody at my school wears them I don't think they should ban them."

Anum, 10, Swindon, England

"They were massive at my school for a while a few months back and everyone had them. But now no one wears them anymore, they're a bit sad."

Rachel, 13, London, England

"It's pointless because if someone snaps your jelly band you don't have to do anything because no one forces you to and you don't even hug or kiss that is why it's pointless to ban them. Plus they are very fashionable and look nice."

Lucy, 14, Devon, England

"I wore them until my Mum and I found out what they truly meant and so now I'm banned from wearing them. Also I don't want to because they come with too much pressure. But most kids, like me, wear them innocently as cheap jewellery."

Olivia, 12, England

"Everyone in my school wears them and tries to compete with them like who can get the most bracelets. I personally think they are a waste of money when you could make them yourself!"

Bethany, 11, Elgin, Scotland

"We don't have anyone in our school who wears them. I will never wear them now because I now know what they mean."

Beth, 11, Essex, England

"These bands are very cool but some people do take them too seriously. They have been banned at my school."

Kieran, 13, Wiltshire, England

"The bands were really popular in our school. Nobody got forced into anything they didn't want to do, which was a good thing about them. They have been banned through the whole school because they were a distraction to everyone."

Crystal, 12, Lancashire, England

"We just have them as accessories and link them together as double bracelets. I don't know anyone who actually listens to the meanings, they just look nice! School haven't banned them, they just don't like us wearing lots of them at once because they clash with the uniform - but as far as I know, they don't mind us wearing one or two."

Emma, 12, Lancashire, England

"These bracelets are the new craze everywhere now... Even the girl on the HPV vaccination advert is wearing them! I think the meaning of the bracelets is giving the wrong impression to children, even if they are the new craze across the country."

Rachel, 13, Wigan, England

"I wear the bracelets all the time. I have heard that if your bracelet snaps you have to do something, but my friends and I just see them as fashion and jewellery. I think it is silly that people think they should sell them to over 16s only, although I have had detention for wearing them."

Chloe, 12, Cambridge, England

"No-one actually does any of the stuff apart from the occasional hug or kiss. Lots of people wear them and no-one thinks it's a problem, even a teacher wears one!"

Selena, 14, East Anglia, England

"My friends and I always wear them and lots of people wear them at school. It is only a little game and nobody does what it says to do."

Rhianne, 14, London, England

"I think they look really nice and lots of people at our school wear them, but the meaning behind each bracelet isn't right and I think it might put people under pressure. I think we should be allowed to wear them but not be allowed to play the game."

Amy, 12, West Sussex, England

"I think that the bands should not be banned because they bring colour to your school uniform and they are well cool."

Luca, 10, Colchester, England

"At my school everyone wears them. Some people wear them for what they mean and some people wear them for what they look like. I think they're fine and people should be allowed to wear them!"

Chloe, 13, Kent, England

"I think they are horrible and everybody is overreacting about them - they're no different from an elastic band!"

Hannah, 11, Essex, England

"I like the bands. You can sell them, wear them and chat about them with your mates, although some of the meanings are quite rude and some embarrassing... They can be hurtful, but I just ignore them."

Gemma, 11, Merseyside, England

"Everyone in our school wears these bands just for fashion, not silly games. People saying that we may be put under pressure is one thing, but what happened to responsibility of saying no for themselves..."

Ben, 13, Greater Manchester, England

"Everyone wears them - some of our teachers tell us to take them off but some of the teachers just leave you with them on. I have even got some of them, but I don't really wear them much."

Adele, 9, Surrey, England

"Everyone wears them, but at our school no-one does what the band is supposed to mean when they snap them. So there is no point in banning them - they are only a bit fun."

Kim, 13, West Sussex, England

"I wear these bands and there's nothing wrong with them because if you don't want to play what people play at school, just don't play!"

Daisy, 12, Warwickshire, England

"My friends and I wear the bracelets, mostly for accessorizing, but other people wear them for their meanings. I bought my eight-year-old sister some, but I won't let her wear them at school because I heard her mates saying about snapping them."

Bella, 13, West Sussex, England

"I love these bracelets and I think it's stupid that people are making up things - saying each colour means something different. I don't buy them because they mean things, I buy them because I think they look nice and colourful."

Bethan, 12, Flintshire, Wales

"The bands have just been banned in our school, but people just wore them as they looked cool, not because of what they mean."

Josh, 12, Portsmouth, England

"These bands are just for fun. You don't have to do what it says if you don't want to!"

Derry, 12, Shrewsbury, England

"It's silly really how people are paranoid about breaking them! They're just rubber bands and it does not mean anything!"

Steph, 11, Cheshire, England

"Loads of people wear them. They do mean things at my school but it is just for fun, it's not real. I don't think they should be banned from shops."

Elise, 13, Enfield, England

"I don't think that they should not be allowed, because arguments start."

Mya, 8, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales

"Everyone wears them and they don't cause any major problems - they're just a fashion craze and they don't have to mean anything."

Lily, 12, Oxfordshire, England

"Yes, at school my friend, who is younger, kept breaking them. Some people wear them. I think you should ban them for life."

Grace, 10, Surrey, England

"My school has got them and they're very annoying. They haven't been banned yet but I think they probably be will soon."

Molly, 9, Nottingham, England

"I think that they shouldn't be banned because it doesn't harm anyone - they're just bands!"

Kai, 12, Nottinghamshire, England

"All my friends have them - they are amazing."

Tanisha, 10, Brighton, England

"I think they're fine, they don't mean anything so what's the big deal?"

Georgia, 11, Nottinghamshire, England

"Everyone wears them - I don't see why people make such a big deal about what they mean if you snap them. We just wear them for fun!"

Izzy, 12, Nottinghamshire, England

"I hate the things. Some boy in my class has them all the way up both his arms and legs. Horrible!"

Bex, 12, Essex, England

"I think they are OK, but I wouldn't buy them. Nobody at my school wears them really."

Rebecca, 10, Aberdeen, Scotland

"I don't think they mean anything and if people think they mean stuff like that then they have nothing better to do. People don't hug or kiss anyway, it's your decision."

Alana, 10, Merseyside, England

"Have you ever tried to break one of those bracelets? If you have, you know it's impossible, so there is nothing to worry about."

Cathy, 14, Bournemouth, England

"Everyone wears them, they're just for fun and they don't effect our learning."

Asha, 12, Nottinghamshire, England

"Everyone seems to be wearing these bands or similar ones and they are quite trendy."

Jack, 13, West Sussex, England

"I do not care what they mean, they are cool and I love them!!"

Sophie, 14, Kent, England

"I think they are just a bit of harmless fun! There is no way they put you under pressure. They are just bands!"

Abbie, 12, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

"All of a sudden they're a big thing at my school, but I think they're really odd. They're probably going to be banned."

Bryan, 11, Brighton, England

"In our school some people wear them, but I don't think you're allowed to. People around me were talking about how they mean things, but I just think it is stupid to wear them and for it to have meanings."

Kelly, 12, Dorset, England

"At my school you're banned from wearing jewellery, but at primary school we just wore one - it didn't mean anything though."

Louise, 11, Northampton, England

"I think those bangles are only accessories to wear. They don't mean anything and in my school everyone wears them!!! They are cool and some people are just paranoid."

Monique, 12, Bradford, England

"There's nothing wrong with wearing them. They don't mean anything and they're just for fun."

Georgy, 14, Merseyside, England

"I got one or two but I only wear them when I go out shopping!"

Collette, 12, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think that these are very suitable for school because it doesn't effect anyone."

Megan, 12, Cheshire, England

"I wear them and so do a lot of my friends. There are different things you have to do if you break them, but nobody does them unless it is just a kiss or a hug."

Anna, 12, West Midlands, England

"It doesn't matter whether they're banned or not because they're just an accessory."

Mohammed, 14, London, England

"Most people at our school wear them but they don't mean anything! I'm wearing two now!!"

Alice, 11, Oxfordshire, England

"Not everyone wears in them in my school. My friends and I have a bit of a laugh over what the bracelets meanings are."

Lizzie, 14, Cardiff, Wales

"I wear them to school but I don't see why they should be banned. They haven't caused any problems at our school."

Alice, 11, Norwich, England

"I didn't even know they had meanings, I just wear them because I like them!"

Mia, 11, Hertford, England

"I wear them but I make sure that people don't break them so that I don't have to kiss or hug people."

Chloe, 11, Kent, England

"Everyone at school including me are wearing them. No one wants to snap them. They are totally cool."

Nathaniel, 9, UK

"I think that these bracelets are really cool to wear and they are normally just for fun. But they have been banned at my school."

Sonia, 14, Bedford, England

"People in my school used to wear them but not any more."

Ola, 13, Brighton, England

"They're a big trend in my school, I wear them and so do my friends. We have different meanings for different colours of bracelet. My school hasn't banned them."

Nafeesa, 10, Nottingham, England

"I think that these bracelets are really cool! They let people express themselves in a way that they can't do with a school uniform. If people are pressuring you to kiss or hug people, then say no, it's easy!"

Chloe, 12, Stockport, England

"I don't see a reason for banning them - they're quite nice actually!"

Rebecca, 11, Fife, Scotland

"I love them, they are wicked. I've had five detentions for wearing them. I now have 250 bracelets!"

Lucie, 12, Warwickshire, England

"Yes I wear them but not everyone does. Only about a quarter of the school wears them."

Amy, 13, Bournemouth, England

"Everyone wears them at my school, they're awesome!"

Sophie, 13, Kent, England

"They were big in my school last year."

Laila, 13, England

"We wear them and everyone knows it don't mean anything, it just means you like the bracelets."

Abbie, 12, Essex, England

"No one at my school wears them. I hope they don't start. It sounds really mean how you can only be friends with certain people because of the colour of their bracelet!"

Aisling, 12, Galway, Ireland

"Everyone wears them but they got banned."

Louise, 11, England

"Yes, it's the biggest trend at the moment! I love them! My mates and I all wear them!!"

Riordan, 12, Cambridgeshire, England

"I think they look cheap and tacky, and I don't wear them as I don't want to break the school rules."

Hannah, 13, Shropshire, England

"Yes, these bracelets were popular in my school before the summer holidays. They are out of fashion now. The craze for these bracelets died down quickly. The teachers did not need to take any action."

Tasha, 13, London, England

"I think what people are saying about the bracelets is stupid. They're just accessories. They have started putting ideas in people's heads."

Anisah, 10, Edinburgh, Scotland

"They're big. Everyone wears them including me. I don't think they should be banned."

Tyla, 12, North Yorkshire, England

"People at my school wear them but I don't because they are stupid!"

Kirsten, 12, Edinburgh, Scotland

"They are big at my school. I love them."

Caitlin, 9, Perth, Scotland

"I wear them as an accessory. I just ignore what people say about them!!"

Lauren, 11, Wales

"They are very popular in my school and lots of people wear them. We're not allowed to have them in lessons but people still wear them at break and lunch."

Lucy, 14, Norfolk, England

"Yes, nearly everyone wears them. They're really popular and if they're banned then it will just raise the popularity of them at my school!"

Alice, 12, Wigan, England

"Loads of people wear them at my school and I think they have different meanings. I told my friend to get rid of hers and she did. I can't see the point in them."

Zoe, 13, England

"Yes- they are popular but if we wear them we get detention."

Charlotte, 13, Hertfordshire, England

"Everyone at our school wears them, but I think they're horrible! People wear them and I don't think they should be allowed. They are banned at my school but people wear them under their jumpers."

Emily, 12, Newcastle, England

"They are very popular at our school."

James, 11, Cheshire, England

"They're really trendy and make you feel really good about yourself when wearing them. I don't think schools should ban them as long as we don't play with them in lessons."

Amy, 14, Staffordshire, England

"Yes- the teachers banned them from our school."

Hannah, 10, Cheshire, England

"My school banned them but some still wear them. It's not a big deal."

Tanya, 11, London, England

"There are some kids in my class who wear them. but I don't because they break easily and are really expensive. They are about £3.00 for a pack of five."

Amy, 13, Watford

"Most people I know wear them, they're funky and cool. A colour kind of reflects your personality in a way."

Lise, 11, Birmingham, England

"Lots of girls in my class were them, because they think it makes them look attractive. I don't wear them though cause there ugly and stupid."

Charlotte, 9, Leeds, England

"Yeah everyone wears them at my school including me and a lot of my friends. In fact I'm wearing two right now."

Merryn, 13, Birmingham, Engalnd

"They're very popular at my school! Nobody is allowed to wear them in class but people still get them out at break and lunch. I don't wear them because I think that they're horrible. I just wish that they'd go away."

Joanne, 10, Manchester, England

"Lots of people in my school wear them, I don't though. They're stupid and should be banned."

Paige, 13, Wolverhampton, England

"All of our school wears them, and I had to kiss my crush!"

TJ, 11, England

"Our head of year can't stand any bracelets or jewellery. But whatever the rule, there will always be someone to break it."

Louise, 13, Surrey, England

"Yes, I've seen loads of boys wear them but they haven't been banned from our school yet."

Natalie, 10, Nottingham, England

"Ban them! People fuss over them for no reason."

Charlotte, 12, Dartford, England

"Everyone wears them at our school!"

Jasmine, 13, UK

"Yes, these bracelets are at my school. I don't wear them but everyone else does."

Sossy, 12, Wolverhampton, England