My son is 12 years old, he started high school this year and his best friend went to another high school. He had another friend that he went to primary school with and also plays sport with that also went to another high school. Since starting high school he seems to have made a few new friends but never sees them out of school. He still sees his best friend every few weeks but it is school holidays and they have been away so he has only seen him once. He tried to make plans with his other friend but the other friend cancelled. We encouraged him to branch out and ask a new friend from school to go to the movies, the new friend said he was busy. I'm really feeling for my son and want to help him improve his confidence in making new friends at school and socialise with them out of school. I'm not great at making new friends and I don't want him to not have new friends to hang out with. He told me that he doesn't like asking people to do things in case they say no, but people are also not asking him. Any suggestions on how to help him?