I can't profess to know or understand an individuals reasoning when it comes to how pop culture influences their grammar, demeanor, clothing, or the people chosen to be a role model. I do however understand that the role parents play for their children greatly influences the adults they will one day become (provided they make it). Before placing the burden of blame and our futures on the shoulders of children, lets take a look at their parents and then grandparents for their failures to instill the fundamentals needed to become productive members of society. Then we should consider the environment that an individual grows up in, and I mean the big picture not just the immediate locations. My point, if it hasn't been deciphered, is that blame is easy to assign. Don't use video games and tv as a babysitter. Pay attention to the trends of music and culture, and challenge them to consider what the meanings (if any) or values (or lack of) are being portrayed. Instead of just saying no ask them why. Understanding how we effect our children and teach them to adapt instead of follow is how change becomes meaningful. Trying to make something go away because you won't take responsibility is cowardice.