Is the Term "Bullying" Overused?

By: Staff, Huffington Post Email
By: Staff, Huffington Post Email

No doubt bullying has become a hot topic these days.

The Huffington Post reports, some 77 percent of students admit to being the victim of one type of bullying or another. A growing number of adults have also fallen victim to the trend, including a Wisconsin news anchor who addressed a viewer on air, after he sent her a letter calling her overweight.

But some say the use of the word "bullying" is what's gotten out of hand. Actress Octavia Spencer agrees. Spencer, who directed "The Unforgiving Minute" earlier this year, a short film about bullying inspired by a Rudyard Kipling poem, says she thinks the term is dangerously overused.

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