David Not telling you this

Helmets are cool, really. They come in all colors and styles. It is the safe and legal thing to do and the people harassing you are basically immature jerks. Wearing a helmet beats the possible alternative. Brain damage or death. Your choice. 

David Not telling you this

Chances are … your parents are requiring you to obey the law.  Most states require bicyclists to wear helmets - and you can be ticketed if you don't.