What is the Buzz?
The Buzz is the National Deaf Children’s Society’s exciting website for deaf children and young people aged 8 to 18 years old. There are two sites – one for children (8 to 12 years old) and one for teenagers (13 to 18 years old).
The Buzz gives deaf children and young people a safe and positive online space of their own. Please encourage your child to sign up and get involved. If they’re a budding artist or musician, or have a hidden talent, we’d love to hear from them and feature a story about them on the website. Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why did we create the Buzz website?
We asked nearly 1,500 deaf children and young people about the services they’d like from us. 90% of the deaf young people questioned said they wanted a dedicated website just for them.
What does the Buzz website include?
The Buzz gives deaf young people the opportunity to make new friends, check out the latest information, and to raise and chat about issues that matter to them. The site is closely monitored and we have a clear safety policy to help deaf children and young people keep themselves safe when using the website.
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The Buzz promotes positive images of deaf young people. It shows deaf young people who’ve achieved amazing things, and strongly promotes our message that deaf young people can succeed at whatever they want to.
The Events section lists exciting events and activities that we run for deaf children and young people across the country and throughout the year. All of our events – which include sporting activities, arts workshops, camps, holidays and personal development courses – are designed to help deaf children and young people meet and make friends with each other, to give them life skills, and to boost their self-esteem.
We welcome any questions or feedback about the website by email us at email@example.com.
Find out how we support parents and carers
The National Deaf Children’s Society has been supporting deaf children and their families for over 75 years. Our main website offers parents and carers lots of information and resources, as well as a forum that allows them to connect with other families online. Plus, our FREE Helpline is available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
By becoming a Family Member– for FREE –you’ll also gain access to a wide range of extra services and resources. You’ll join a supportive community of more than 65,000 parents, deaf young people and professionals; helping to strengthen our voice and secure a world without barriers for all deaf children.
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