Is the term "bullying" overused?


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The Independent Online

Bullying has come to prominence in recent years and mostly that's a good thing: it's now ompulsory for schools to implement anti-bullying policies, and work places must also take accusations of bullying seriously.

According to The Huffington Post, some 77 per cent of students say the have been the victim of some form of bullying. But has bullying awareness gone too far?

The Huffington Post reports on comments made by actress Octavia Spencer, who has recently directed a short film about bullying called, The Unforgiving Minute. She calls for a distinction to be made between "being criticized" and "facing coercion of physical repercussions on a daily basis."

What do you think?