This approach would not work for the other aspects you listed, but we are talking about schoolyard bullying here, not murder or rape.
As has been pointed out so many times here already, people like yourself are under the impression that bullying is trivial when it's clear that the results can be catastrophic. If an adult did to another person, child or adult, what some bullies do to their peers, they'd be locked up.
Its not as simple as saying that some evil kids are being nasty to some innocent child.
Actually, it is. We criminalize antisocial behaviour in adults. We should do everything in our power to stamp it out in children. Adults have supreme power to stop bullying, but society allows it to continue, and people like you just harp about "giving the victims the tools to blah blah..." while in any situation other than the schoolyard, we'd be talking about fines and jail sentences, and the people blaming the victims would be rightly ostracized.
All I am saying is, you are not doing these kids any favors by telling them they are victims powerless to defend themselves from bullying.
Powerless? I never said that. Victims, yes, but victimhood doesn't automatically imply powerlessness. I agree that the victims should stand up for themselves. I just don't think that's where responsibility should begin and end. The bully is to blame. Always. No exceptions.
I don't think I'm going to convince you, so I'll leave you with your belief that the bullying made you stronger. I'm sure it helps.