This 60-minute A-Level Sociology lesson on 'Media Violence' starts with the story of Jamie Bulger and the relationship between film and reality. The Hypodermic Needle Theory is briefly introduced. A Think Pair Share task asks students to explore a 'bigger picture' question, before exploring theories that support views that media violence leads to violent behaviour eg Newson 1994, Morgan 1980 and Dworkin 1990. Two tasks then explore the contradictions about the effects of violence in the media. There are video clips in this lesson which are freely available online.AQA The Media: the relationship between the media, their content and presentation, and audiences. The Slides reference pages found in Ken Browne's A-Level Sociology.