22% who have sent or posted nude or semi-nude pictures or video of themselves: 22% of teen girls; 11% of girls ages 13-16
The percent of teenagers sending or posting sexually suggestive messages: 37% of teen girls
71% of teen girls who have sent or posted sexually suggestive content say they have sent or posted this content to a boyfriend or girlfriend.
21% of teenage girls say they have sent sexually suggestive content content to someone they wanted to date or hook up with.
51%of teen girls say pressure from a guy is a reason girls send sexy messages or images;
52% of teenage girls used sexting as a “sexy present” for their boyfriend.
40% of teenage girls said they sent sexually suggestive messages or images as “a joke.”
34% of teen girls say they sent or posted sexually suggestive content to “feel sexy.”\
12% of teen girls felt “pressured” to send sexually suggestive messages or images
38% of all online girls have reported experiencing some type of harassment
30 percent of teenage girls polled by the Girl Scout Research Institute said they had been sexually harassed in a chatroom. Only 7 percent, however, told their mothers or fathers about the harassment because they were worried that their parents would ban them from going online”
84% of girls have long text exchanges on personal matters
How many young adults are sending or posting nude or seminude images of themselves? 36% of young adult women
How many teens are sending or posting sexually suggestivemessages? 37% of all teen girls; 56% of young adult women (teen 13-19, YA woman 20-26)
42% of kids have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once.
35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once.
21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages.
58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out of 10 say it has happened more than once.
53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 1 in 3 have done it more than once.
58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online.
Only 15% of parents are “in the know” about their kids’ social networking habits, and how these behaviors can lead to cyberbullying.
The percent of teenagers who have sent or posted nude or semi-nude pictures or video of themselves:
20% of teenagers overall
22% of teen girls
18% of teen boys
11% of teen girls ages 13-16
The percent of teenagers sending or posting sexually suggestive messages:
39% of all teenagers
37% of teen girls
40% of teen boys
44% of both teen girls and teen boys say it is common for sexually suggestivetext messages to get shared with people other than the intended recipient.
36% of teen girls and 39 % of teen boys say it is common for nude or semi-nudephotos to get shared with people other than the intended recipient.
75% of teens and 71% of young adults say sending sexually suggestive content “can have serious negative consequences.”
39% of teens and 59% of young adults have sentor posted sexually suggestive emails or text messages
20% of teens and 33% of young adults havesent/posted nude or semi-nude images of themselves.
23% of teen girls and 24% of teen boys say they were pressured by friends to send or post sexual content.
32% of online teens have experience one of the following forms of harassment:
15% of teens reported having private material forwarded w/o permission
13% had received threatening messages
13% said someone had spread a rumor about them online
6% had someone post an embarrassing picture of them online w/o permission
26% of teens have been harassed via their cell phone
4% of 12 year olds have sent or received a sext
16 percent of teens considered meeting someone they’ve only talked to online and 8percent have actually met someone they only knew online
48 percent of K-1st reported viewing online content that made them feel uncomfortable,of which 72 percent reported the experience to a grownup, meaning that one in four children did not.
32 percent of teens clear the browser history to hide what they do online from their parents.
52 percent of teens have given out personal information online to someone they don’t knowoffline including personal photos and/or physical descriptions of themselves (24 percent).Double the number of teen girls have shared photos or physical descriptions of themselves online as boys.
Almost one in eight youth ages 8-18 discovered that someone they were communicating with online was an adult pretending to be much younger
48 percent of mothers admitted they don’t always know what their kids do online.
In at least four states, sexting kids are facing charges of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor.
One in three (34%) texting teens ages 16-17 say they have texted while driving. That translates into 26% of all American teens ages 16-17
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