M4 Task 1 - Netiquette guide
One of the most respected writers on netiquette is Virginia Shea. An online version of her book, Netiquette, is available. It provides much more detail than you need at this stage, but you might want to use it for reference later.
For the moment, have a look at a shorter version by visiting Netiquette (http://www.albion.com/netiquette/) and selecting The Core Rules of Netiquette from the sidebar.
Test your existing knowledge of the language and conventions associated with netiquette by selecting Netiquette Quiz from the sidebar.
Another site called Online Netiquette.com (http://www.onlinenetiquette.com) has Netiquette 101 with ten courtesies to assist in socially acceptable online communication.
Communication via the Internet has not only produced its own rules, but users are also creating and using a new language. Your students are probably familiar with many of the frequently used acronyms, terms, symbols and emoticons.
Take a look at the lists of acronyms and emoticons at Dr Internut's Internet Resource Clinic (http://www.onlinenetiquette.com/internet_101.html).
Use the above sources as the basis for creating some catchy slogans you could use on a poster to guide students about netiquette, such as 'Lurk before you leap' and 'Only hotheads start flames'. Include any local issues you think might be important.