At iGifted School we are often asked why it is that we use avatars for our students. The answer is simple, to encourage intellectual risk and to ensure online safety for our students. I want to share our thinking about online safety and how we implement it.
As a student registers for any of our programs, we require that they create and name an avatar, and you will see examples above of their work. Once we approve the avatar, the student is registered in the name of the avatar, and from that point forward is known to other students and teachers as the avatar. However that is only the first step.