Authors’ conclusions: the prevalence of sexting has increased in recent years and increases with youth age. Further research focusing on nonconsensual sexting is necessary to appropriately target and inform intervention, education, and policy efforts.
Reviewers’ commentary: in the case of sexts with consent, the prevalence rates for sending and for receiving are 14.8% and 27.4%, respectively. The corresponding rate for sending a sext without consent is 12%, and for having a sext forwarded without consent 8.4%. Sexting should be integrated into sex educational programs, and also adequate legal policies should be implemented to deal with the cases of nonconsensual sexting and their potential consequences.