* Spend more time together as a family and invite old and new friends, so that you keep as many options open as possible for your child.
* Talk to the school to get their perspective and see if they have noticed a change in behaviour.
*Dont be over-critical as your child may become secretive and stop talking to you about their friends.
* Identify an interest whether it's football or drama and get them involved as a way of broadening their circle of friends.
* Keep favourite things like the computer in the living area, so you can keep an eye on what's happening without being intrusive.