INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUZZ FOR PARENTS
The Buzz is NDCS’s exciting website especially for deaf children and young people aged between 8 and 18 years old. There are two sites – one for children (8 to 11 years old) and one for teenagers (12 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 are a budding artist, musician, or someone with a hidden talent, we’d love to hear from you and feature a story about them on the website. Contact us using the Got a Question? button.
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.
If you want to know more about how to keep your child or young person safe on the Internet, o2 have a great guide for parents at www.o2.co.uk/parents
The Buzz promotes positive images of deaf young people. 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.
We welcome any questions or feedback about the website by email at email@example.com