The topic of safe internet use came up this week in my unit lesson on Google + communities for teachers. We discovered that our students did not have access to Google +. Our discussion motivated me try to clarify our districts policy on access to various sites. After three hours of phone calls and emails I learned that we are currently in the process of revising our Acceptable Use Policy. There are also some "negotiations" or conversations with Google about the long term usage of Google products and the costs to the district. All of the information learned is helpful in preparing teachers to utilize the internet in compliance with the law and district policy.
Karchmer, R.A. (2001). The Journey Ahead: Thirteen Teachers Report How the Internet Influences Literacy and Literacy Instruction in Their K-12 Classrooms. Reading Research Quarterly, 36, 442-467.