Connecting and challenging the world’s brightest young minds
is my teenager gifted? IGGY members should have the potential to perform in the top 5% of their peers in at least one curriculum area. In the UK that means having the potential to achieve A/A* at GCSE and A-Level. Your child may have the potential to perform in the top 5% if they regularly display some of the following characteristics: • More interested in asking probing questions than knowing the answers • Opinionated with a strong sense of ethics and values • A passion for innovation and creative ideas • Sound intuitive skills • Prefers concepts to processes • Prefers the company of intellectual peers rather than age group peers • Advanced sense of humour • Superior judgement and reasoning ability • Extensive vocabulary
IGGY is an international social network for gifted 13 to 18 year olds, designed to challenge students and help them reach their full potential. IGGY provide academic resources and a safe place online to interact with academics and other gifted students across the world in a friendly and stimulating support network.
How does it work? Members are given access to the IGGY online network. Students have access to interactive resources and top academics. They can undertake challenges in a wide range of subjects and collaborate on projects with other gifted students from around the world. The online community allows them to make friends, exchange ideas, debate, learn and explore in a safe environment.
how iggy can benefit your gifted teenager IGGY helps gifted students to achieve their full potential by providing stretching academic challenges, independent learning and raising aspirations. We offer our members: • Challenges and resources covering a wide range of subjects • A support network of academics, mentors and peers • Access to other gifted students around the world • Interactive, multimedia content from renowned academics and experts • Events, conferences and activities • Advice in careers, further education, starting a business and other life skills • Support and advice for exams and university applications • Projects with companies tackling real challenges and issues. IGGY offered Tlhompho Ditedu (14, Botswana) a chance to work with students from across the world. “IGGY gives you a platform to express your opinions on very serious issues while at the same time educating you and giving you very important life lessons. It also lets you have a fun time doing it.” Pippa, the parent of an IGGY Member, has said: “My daughter has really enjoyed entering the competitions (and winning prizes!) and also communicating with other members across the world. It has broadened her horizons both intellectually and socially.”
Is IGGY secure? Safety and security are key to a community like IGGY. We work very hard to ensure the network is a secure environment in which to learn and explore. That’s why the IGGY community is built around a carefully planned registration process. Students are approved by you and their school or educational institution before sorting out membership fees and creating a secure account. Their account is password protected and all information is kept secure. Beyond the registration process, we have a team of people who spend their time looking after the IGGY community, making sure nothing goes wrong and nobody acts inappropriately. We work closely with Kids OK Online (KOKO) and use automatic moderation techniques and moderators to look after the site and its members.
join us today: Register online (it only takes a couple of minutes) at www.iggy.net or contact us.
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