Statistics show that approximately 20 percent of teens between the ages of 13 and 19 have sent nude images of themselves to others.
Between 67 and 71 percent of the people who have sent sexually explicit images have sent them to a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Sexting is a term that refers to the sending of nude, partially nude or sexually suggestive images or text.
These messages and images are typically sent from one cell phone to another, however computers may also be used.
Roughly 38 to 39 percent of teens have received or seen nude texts of other teens.
A boyfriend or girlfriend may ask for images to be sent, or in some cases the teen may send the images without prompting or encouragement.
In other cases, a teen may send a picture as a prank or to get the attention of person that they are attracted to.