I'm aware that people out there take offense to the word "victim." Some say it implies helplessness. I, personally, don't think so. If a person fought off a rapist, they were still a victim of attempted rape. If someone was shot and survived, they are still a victim of assault by a deadly weapon. If someone was bullied, but managed to survive and overcome it, they're still a victim of bullying. So are the people who end their lives due to bullying--they are also victims.
Bullies themselves may be the victims of circumstances outside their control. An abusive home life or an insecurity. Many bullies are being bullied themselves. They are victims too.
And bullying may never stop until we all learn to understand each other. I try to be positive, but with the way the world is today...I can't see that happening any time soon. What a shame.