Hi John. This is a good question. I would encourage you to hang out in places where they are regarded as safe and youth friendly within your community. For example places were other youth are such as, youth clubs, youth centres, the community ground, the libraries etc. If your parents are comfortable and agree to it..you can also hang around in your backyard or veranda.
You might want to consider a few things when you are hanging out with your friends, boys or girls. Try your best to get home at a good time. For example, as friends you can both agree to be home by 5pm. Whenever you are hanging out with your friends make sure people at home know where you are and what time you will be home