On the other hand if you had let the kids have a TV in the living room they might still be in the living room and not their bedrooms. If you let your kids watch TV in your home at all, you might do better to have them do it under your supervision. TV watched in isolation is far more likely to get through bad messages then if you watch programs with them or at least are in the same room. TV is also far safer for kids than the internet because the programs on it have to follow broadcasting standards. The internet is unregulated and rife with real video of violence, explicit pornography, inaccurate and unsafe advice, and the potential for direct contact with all kinds of nefarious people.