13 Stats on Teens and Sexting

20% of teens have sent or posted nude or semi-nude pictures or videos of themselves.*

38% of teens have sent or posted sexually suggestive messages.*

31% of teens have received a nude or semi-nude picture or video from someone.*

48% of teens have received a sexually suggestive message from someone.*

43% of teens say there is pressure among people their age to post sexy pictures/videos in their social networking site profiles.*

29% say they have had nude or semi-nude images—originally meant for someone else—shared with them.*

74% of teens believe sexting photos of someone under the age of 18 is wrong.**

45% of teens do not know that getting caught sending nude or nearly nude photos involves legal consequences.**

51% of girls say pressure from a guy is a reason girls send sexy messages or images.*

69% of teens who sext have sent/posted sexual content to a boyfriend/girlfriend.*

30% of teens who sext have sent/posted sexual content to someone they wanted to date or hook up with.*

63% of teens who sext have sent/posted sexual content to be “fun or flirtatious.”*

86% of teens who sext are not caught by authority figures.**

* “Sex and Tech: Results from a Survey of Teens and Young Adults,” The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
** “Teen Online & Wireless Safety Survey: Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Parental Controls,” Cox Communications