'Thinking teenager's Facebook' International Gateway for Gifted Youth website claims 2,500 members

The International Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY) website, dubbed ‘the thinking teenager’s Facebook’ has reportedly signed up over 2,500 teenagers.

According to the Independent, the social networking website was created by staff at Warwick University for members between the ages of 13 and 18, where they are face with a number of mind-bending questions and puzzles to challenge them while also offering them the opportunity to interact online.

Challenges cover topics such as science, maths, history, politics and creative writing and members can interact with a number of mentors who are students at the university.

Content providers on the site include the National Grid, Severn Trent Water, Polar explorer Mark Wood and Phillip Allan Events.

The site has been live since October last year.

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