15 Things 90s Kids Grew Up With That Are No Longer Socially Acceptable

Posted by Missy aka Tizzy in History On 19th January 2018

It is painful to think about how much time has passed when you realize that the 90s started almost 30 years ago. It is pretty unbelievable to think about how much has changed since then. It is really hard when you realize that some things that were totally acceptable back then are seriously frowned upon now. Here is a list of things we did not even think twice about in the 90s that we could not get away with nowadays.


Showing Up Unannounced

Back then, we could show up at people's house completely unannounced. Whether we wanted to go hang out somewhere, play at the local playground, or hang at our friend's house, we knocked on their door instead of calling ahead of time. Now, if someone shows up at our homes without calling ahead of time, we duck and hide while pretending no one is home.



Sure, we were aware of the dangers of smoking, but we did it anyway. We smoked indoors and around kids, even the teenagers were smoking. It was just a regular thing that everyone did.


Using AOL

We all have that one family member who still uses their AOL email. When AOL first came out, we were so excited, but it caused a ton of fights in the house over tying up the phone lines. Remember that awful screeching noise it made while connecting to the internet?

Pushing People Into Pools

I remember being very cautious walking near a pool as a kid because, at any point, some friend would sneak up and push me in. Thanks to smartphones, if you push a friend in the pool now, you just might end up losing that friend.

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