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The Buzz

Photo: Explore the Buzz for deaf young people

Are you aged 8-18 years? If yes- great! The Buzz website is for you.

The Buzz is the only website for deaf children and young people in the UK.

It's an opportunity for you to get the information and support you need. Read inspiring stories from other deaf young people, ask questions and get involved.

With the right support you can do anything! So, what are you waiting for? Click the button, and check out the Buzz now!

So what is it about?

The Buzz offers a safe and fun place for deaf young people where you can;

  • Explore and save amazing content
  • Personalise to create your own unique profile
  • Get anonymous advice from other deaf young people
  • Find places to go that are friendly for all
  • Find out what other people link you think

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.

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.

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 protected].

How we're keeping young people safe

Is the Buzz private?

Comments on Buzz stories are public so they can be seen by other people who use the website. The Buzz does also check all comments and questions to make sure members stick to our rules and stay safe. We will remove anything that breaks the rules, is offensive to other people or puts any of our members in danger. We will warn our members if they break the rules and ask them not to. If a member keeps breaking the rules we will remove their account.

When you send a message to the Buzz, for example through Got a Question, it is confidential. That means that whatever you tell us stays between you and the National Deaf Children’s Society (who run the Buzz website). 

Very rarely, we might need to break confidentiality. That means we might have to tell someone, like your parents or carers, your school or the emergency services. This would ONLY happen if:

  • you ask us to 
  • we believe your life or someone else’s life is in danger 
  • you are being hurt by anybody, including someone in a position of trust who has access to other children, like a teacher or police officer 
  • you tell us that you are harming another person.
  • If you tell us you or someone else is committing or has committed an illegal act/activity

We will only break confidentiality if we feel it’s an emergency, and we will try to talk to you about this first – giving you as much control as possible. This is for your safety as well as the safety of others.