Information for 11 to 13-year-olds

The Buzz 

The Buzz ( is the National Deaf Children’s Society’s website for deaf children and young people. There are two separate sites: one for children aged 8-11, and one for young people aged 12-18.

It's a safe place for deaf children and young people to make friends, play games, get support and information, share experiences and find out about more about NDCS’s deaf friendly events and activities. Deaf young people can also develop their own stories on the Buzz.

The Buzz uses subtitled videos, BSL and plain English to make the site accessible for deaf children and young people.

The site is closely moderated and we have a clear safety policy to help deaf children and young people to keep themselves safe.

Real video stories

Visit our YouTube channel for lots of interesting videos and stories (including vlogs made by deaf young people). We have created a playlist especially for deaf teenagers including videos on deaf awareness, listening to music and many more. 

Improving visits to the doctor

My life, My health (credit: NDCS)

My life, My health is an exciting health campaign to improve deaf young people’s access to healthcare services, and was created by our Young People's Advisory Board (YAB).

We have free resources for parents, health professionals and young people, including videos and factsheets to help get the most out of visits to the doctor or other health professionals.

Improving deaf awareness

Look, Smile, Chat (credit: NDCS)

If your child’s classmates do not really understand how best to chat to them then some simple steps can make a big difference.  We have produced films and other free resources to help deaf and hearing teenagers communicate with each other, as part of our Look, Smile, Chat campaign.


Are you or your child worried about bullying? Assure your child that bullying should not be tolerated and that school staff, friends and family are there to support them.

Bullying and deaf children

SEND reforms

As well as the information we have for parents to understand the impact of the SEND reforms for you and your child, we have developed  factsheets and videos for young people themselves, including Local Offers and Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. Visit and


Girl playing tennis (credit: NDCS)

We have a programme of exciting one-day, weekend and week-long events for deaf children and young people. Check out our What's on page for our upcoming events.