There is no point in trying to hold back the waves with a sand wall. As long as children are in proximity to other children, there will be bullying. It is human nature and there is little that can be done about it. Step back and look at the overall picture here.
Back before the world sucked, we were taught how to deal with bullies and it was NOT to go tell the teacher. You either stood up to them and kicked their ass, made friends with them or avoided them. I tended to make friends with them. How excellent was it to have a bully on your side? Most!
I just saw a story on the local news with some teenager whining about being bullied. Bitch! Man up! There is a whole world of bullies out there and you need to learn how to live with them. They will be competing with you in the workplace and tattling on them to the boss isn’t the right solution.
In a perfect world it might be possible to brainwash everyone into a happy stupor but that’s not going to happen. Human nature will prevent Utopia from ever existing.
The real solution is not trying to teach kids to be nice. The solution is teaching them how to live in the real world and dealing with bullies is a necessary skill.