I was a student in a Jewish day school when the internet first entered homes and schools. With copies of encyclopedias Britannica and Judaica lining the shelves behind us, the school librarian introduced us to the World Wide Web on one computer in the library. Those were the days of askjeeves.com and Netscape Navigator. In a matter of years, there were computers in every classroom and a class period dedicated to learning how to use them.
By the time I was a teacher myself, most classrooms had 1:1 devices. We had reached the Google age, and web browser capabilities were lightyears past Netscape Navigator. Wikipedia, a resource many educators were concerned with when it first came out, became a tool I taught students to use with discernment, but with frequency. More recently, students began turning to Siri and now ChatGPT for queries, rather than searching keywords.
New technology certainly raises questions, but it also has the ability to open doors to information never accessible before. When books started to become household items some 500 years ago, the influx of information raised controversy; looking back, it is clear how important the printing press has been to the progress of civilization.