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    #190759 - 05/11/14 01:23 AM Re: social networking for gifted??? [Re: 75west]
    Wesupportgifted Offline
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    I don't consider gifted people as having 'social' problems.

    As far as I have seen, gifted people work each day on their passions, interests, goals.

    They help everyone. They may never ask for help themselves.

    They are always busy and productive. They help society with the work they do. They contribute in their own ways, sometimes with charitable contributions and / or volunteer time.

    Much of what I have observed as 'normal' social behavior is exactly what a highly intelligent person would never do.

    As far as finding the other gifted children, we are not finding them either because it is like a pyramid and there are few and far between at a point and / or they are not available, they are busy working on their individual projects.

    Also, you might observe that the gifted children are more interested in topics that other children are not, so they are reading or listening to info. for 'adults.'

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    #190764 - 05/11/14 06:02 AM Re: social networking for gifted??? [Re: 75west]
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    Registered: 04/14/12
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    We support, I don't know where you are, but I suspect it would be easier to find them where there is a large concentration of colleges (near Boston - a possibility for OP if that is near them). I think Boston has the greatest number of colleges of any city (and surrounding area) in the US. The area where I live has the second highest number, and there are clearly a lot of gifted kids around here. Some of the HG/PG kids may be tough to see (as they may be working on their own stuff), but some are quite social. May be tougher at a young age to see who is gifted. I'm thinking of HS kids who do research with college professors or who have won national academic competitions, but you won't see those things with the younger set.


    Edited by NotSoGifted (05/11/14 06:46 AM)
    Edit Reason: Mixed up location of OP and others

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    #190777 - 05/11/14 09:43 AM Re: social networking for gifted??? [Re: 75west]
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    There is a legal reason most of these are for 13+. Because of the Children's Online Privacy Protection few web-sites want to enroll children who are younger. Most popular online games officially require kids to be 13 (although many kids just lie about their age and use them anyway -- like facebook) or ask that parents sign their kids up.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Online_Privacy_Protection_Act


    Edited by bluemagic (05/11/14 09:51 AM)

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    #190778 - 05/11/14 09:49 AM Re: social networking for gifted??? [Re: Wesupportgifted]
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    Originally Posted By: Wesupportgifted
    I don't consider gifted people as having 'social' problems.

    As far as I have seen, gifted people work each day on their passions, interests, goals.

    They help everyone. They may never ask for help themselves.

    They are always busy and productive. They help society with the work they do. They contribute in their own ways, sometimes with charitable contributions and / or volunteer time.

    Umm..NO. This isn't the definition I know of for gifted children. And while some might act that way, others do not. Some gifted children have social problems and others are quite social and well adjusted. Some are self motivated and others are not. Some love to help others but not all.

    The stereotypical gifted students one sees in the media and books, is a kid who read all the time, wear glasses and/or are physically and socially inept. This is just as inaccurate as your description above.

    "Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude (defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn) or competence (documented performance or achievement in top 10% or rarer) in one or more domains. Domains include any structured area of activity with its own symbol system (e.g., mathematics, music, language) and/or set of sensorimotor skills (e.g., painting, dance, sports)."

    http://www.nagc.org/whatisgiftedness.aspx


    Edited by bluemagic (05/11/14 09:58 AM)

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