This post is subject to editing, because I don't know if I'm getting my point across or not.
It felt roughly like this. I don't know why it looks like a tumour. Also the feeling was slightly outside my skull.
I knew I was being conditioned because I noticed my natural reactions getting changed. (Sadly, I forget which reactions.) I knew it was due to highly impressionable psycho-social development because the feeling of being conditioned was very similar to the feeling of thinking about dealing with the other students.
I still wanted good grades (foolishly) but rather objected to being conditioned.
So I willed it to stop. I recalled the feeling of the network, and added the idea of eye contact to get it to sit up and pay attention. I imagined myself telling it to shut down. It did.
Once I escaped school, I needed to get it to wake up again.
I repeated the recall image and then nudged it awake.
It turns out you can in fact delay developmental benchmarks if you want. The downside is you need to know, as a stupid kid, which benchmarks to play around with. I got lucky with this one, I broke some things playing around with this.