Yes I think television corrupts our kids. My son is the way he is because of TV. I'm removing that from his life! He's 6 and thinks that growing up means "being mean and hurting other people's feelings". You really need to monitor what they watch!
Yes I believe that there is a negative influence on our children. I know that parents are/should be the main influence. Television and music is a big component.
I was watching a show about music from the 70's with my daughter and while I will be first to admit it was quite ghastly, she thought it was the most ridiculous garbage she had ever heard. I told her as a child by age 10….we never heard swearing or bullet shots in our music, and I believe it is a reason why the children of the 70's were so different from today’s kids.
I think the older kids listening to the bad rap music is just as bad as the violence on Tele….even worse because the children actually believe what is being said to them, they don’t realize that this artist is collecting millions living in a large spread taking care to make sure his/her children don’t listen to the same filth.