Bulletin Board System (BBS) is one of the major network applications in Taiwan student populations. However, because of BBSs' unique features, users demonstrate different behaviors and etiquette from their face-to-face interpersonal encounters. Moreover, BBSs on high school campuses usually display students' negative opinions and attitudes toward school, administrations, and teachers. Therefore, this exploratory study intends to investigate the difference in usage and perception of, and attitudes toward BBS between Taiwan high school teachers and students. This study collected 249 valid questionnaires from high school teachers and 256 from students. The results indicated that teacher group had significant different attitudes toward BBS from student group, in particular, as communication channel and interpersonal channel. Students tends to agree deregulation of BBS speeches; they would speak aloud in anonymous condition. Moreover, the more time students spent on the Internet, the more positive their attitudes toward the BBS. However, the similar pattern did not appear in teacher group.
- Taiwan high school