What’s the hype with Silly Bandz?

The fun-shaped bracelets for wearing and trading are a new trend among tweens. Does it carry over to high school students, too? What’s hip (or uncool) about it? bandz.jpg

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4 Responses to What’s the hype with Silly Bandz?

  1. Amanda says:

    I was just recently introduced to these bracelets, but then again I’m 19 and in college. My little sister who is 10 and my 12 year old niece are all over these. They seem to be popular among kids of all ages, more so the younger ones. Although I admit I have one myself…but only because it is a penguin, my favorite animal!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Don’t feel bad. A few middle school students told me teachers are wearing them and trading them for homework passes and candy.

  3. Cuty Pinkie :) says:

    First of all, in the title; “What’s hip(or uncool) about it?” Hip and uncool are two polar opposites. hip is what old people say in the place of cool, and uncool is the natural opposite of cool. I think somebody really needs to fix that, I don’t get if you’re trying to get the plus and delta, or if you think hip aqnd uncool are equals. Secondly, I think they’re awesome. I have 323 and counting, and I love trading them with my friends strategicaly. I also think it’s fun to get the movie characters and act out scenes when you’re bored. I love how there are many different shapes, for young and old. I gave my grandmother (In her seventies) the first letter of her name, my mother a kite, and my father Porky the Pig. I’ve seen preschoolers with some, as well as college kids! There’s no question if they are popular with the kids(If you watch kids go by at the mall, you’ll find that 80% between the ages of 8 and 15 have a few); the question is if they are popular with the adults. Some schools are banning these, they find them distracting because kids are playing, trading, and snapping them during class. Some people think they cut off circulation, but I have worn 80 around each wrist for hours upon hours with out my hands even falling asleep! So if you ask me, Sillybandz are a really great trend. I really think trading them is preparing me for bigger trades I’ll need to make someday, and helping me practice strategic planning. If you’re a Sillyband hater, you should really get some mental help.

  4. Cuty Pinkie :) says:

    First of all, in the title; “What’s hip(or uncool) about it?” Hip and uncool are two polar opposites. hip is what old people say in the place of cool, and uncool is the natural opposite of cool. I think somebody really needs to fix that, I don’t get if you’re trying to get the plus and delta, or if you think hip aqnd uncool are equals. Secondly, I think they’re awesome. I have 323 and counting, and I love trading them with my friends strategicaly. I also think it’s fun to get the movie characters and act out scenes when you’re bored. I love how there are many different shapes, for young and old. I gave my grandmother (In her seventies) the first letter of her name, my mother a kite, and my father Porky the Pig. I’ve seen preschoolers with some, as well as college kids! There’s no question if they are popular with the kids(If you watch kids go by at the mall, you’ll find that 80% between the ages of 8 and 15 have a few); the question is if they are popular with the adults. Some schools are banning these, they find them distracting because kids are playing, trading, and snapping them during class. Some people think they cut off circulation, but I have worn 80 around each wrist for hours upon hours with out my hands even falling asleep! So if you ask me, Sillybandz are a really great trend. I really think trading them is preparing me for bigger trades I’ll need to make someday, and helping me practice strategic planning. If you’re a Sillyband hater, you should really get some mental help.

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