There are so many good things about the internet and information it houses. There could also be ramifications for the actions we take online with our words. So, we must make sure students understand that.
I want to make sure my students understand that:
1. We must use the digital world to make this world a better place.
2. They must be careful to not trust that all the content on the internet is true.
3. The dangers of meeting people who are on the other side of the world. My brother tends to do a lot of gaming online, and he understands that the people "on the other side of the screen" may not necessarily be people that he would want to hang around with. He must be careful how he speaks, what he says, and how he presents himself.
This can all be taught through discussions.
I do think that I would use the following lessons to teach/explain how to find quality websites, how to cite, etc.
As I was reading the other blogs, one of the teachers stated that parents should know specifically what technology their children are using. Maybe the student must bring a sheet home and have parents sign. Tell the parents that they are welcome to look at the websites they access and the work they do. I also agree that students need to understand that interaction online is similar to interaction in person. We MUST show respect.