Some people take things a little too seriously
An assault is defined in law by a threaten to harm someone, battery is the actual touch.
Abuse - yes there is a form of emotional and verbal abuse as well as sexual abuse and physical abuse
but some words do not constitute this, such as '*****'
I do think that some people live extremely sheltered lives when things like this hurt them, and I don't begrudge them that, but really terms such as assault and abuse should not be used lightly, as they do have actual meanings to some people here