The Batman is in no way as good as its predecessor in both its quality and its morals.
As far as its quality goes, everything seems like it is trying to keep up the "powers quality" of modern day hero shows. As opposed to Batman: The Animated Series in which every villain uses weapons and chemicals, many of the villains have powers due to mutations that takes away from the quality. Sure it makes them tougher, but, that is a very small up-lifter for going away from Batman's style.
Also, the battles are much worse. Batman is viewed as some invulnerable hero like Superman. I prefer him struggling with his enemies and them actually being smart rather than all muscle and absolutely no brain (with the exception of one villain).
The violence is toned up a LOT. Most of the show is fighting it seems like and they are intense. Batman also seems to attack his villains with all he's got as opposed to just trying to dismantly them like he did in the preceding series. While it is more fun for the typical teenager, it is worse to me and I'm sure most parents who would rather want a detective theme (I hate it just because it isn't Batman).
Poison Ivy is turned down in the sexual content though, she definitely flurts with every single cop and Batman himself (with the exception of the commisioner).
Now, regardless of what I have said, this is an OK show. The villains have better design (at the cost of giving them powers though) and, the show is good and OK. Many parents probably won't mind the violence, however,, I do have to say, I would go to Toon Disney to watch the animated series before watching this one. Trust me, the more a fan you are of Batman: The Animated Series, the less you will like this one. I'm one of the few who likes both as much as I do it seems like, though, do watch Batman: The Animated Series. I used to think it was worse (from what goes one with him in other TV shows where they do "cross-protaginists" but, I foudn that one to be much better and harder to wear out).