Teens and sexting in the United States 2016

This statistic shows the share of teenagers in the United States who have encountered sexting June 2016. The findings show that 14.8 percent of teenagers in the United States had sent a sext, and 12 percent had forwarded a sext without permission from the original sender.

Share of teenagers who have encountered sexting in the United States as of June 2016

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Release date

April 2018


United States

Survey time period

as of June 2016

Number of respondents

110,380 respondents

Age group

12-17 years

Supplementary notes

Among 39 included studies, the mean age of participants was 15.16 years (age range, 11.9-17.0 years). Studies were available for sending (n = 34), receiving (n = 20), forwarding without consent (n = 5), and having a sext forwarded without consent (n = 4).

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