Social media services have become increasingly prevalent among educators as a means to enhance their educational effectiveness. The group feature in these services, which allows multiple users to communicate within a shared space, has been extensively incorporated into the teaching process. Unfortunately, information security threats and risks have appeared along with the popularity of educational social media groups. In this study, we are conducting exploratory research to investigate the antecedents of users’ security-related fact-checking behavior in teacher-parent social media groups based on the health belief model. A cross-sectional survey will be conducted to test our proposed research model and the data will be collected from WeChat users. We are expecting to make several contributions to the current literature on educational social media usage and behavioral information security.


Paper Number 1403; Track e-Learning; Short Paper



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