NDCS - The Buzz
We’re celebrating #DeafAwarenessWeek by sharing the new Buzz website! It’s the only website for #deaf young people aged 8 to 18 in the UK, co-created by young people themselves and National Deaf Children’s Society.
The Buzz gives deaf children and young people a safe and positive online space of their own.
Why did we create this website?
With your help, NDCS asked nearly 1,500 deaf children and young people about the services they’d like from NDCS. 90 per cent of the deaf young people questioned wanted a dedicated website for young deaf people.
What does the website include?
The Buzz gives deaf young people the opportunity to make new friends, check out the latest information and to chat and discuss the things 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.
The Buzz promotes positive images of deaf young people. Our Who am I? items feature deaf teenagers talking about their daily lives, their hobbies and their interests.
Cool Topics presents deaf young people who have achieved amazing things, strongly promoting our message that deaf young people can succeed at whatever they want to. Cool Topics also has other fun, informative features, such as news, reviews and advice on subjects like going to college and getting ahead in life.
The Events section lists lots of exciting NDCS events and activities 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 others, to give them life skills and to boost their self-esteem.
Who to contact
- Local Offer Age Bands
5 -11 Years
11 -16 Years
16 -19 Years