The only way possible to cut down on bullying is to have parents that care. Have parents that are watching and knowing their childrens every day lives and what goes on in them. Just by asking how was your day shows your child that you are interested in what went on whos who and whats what.
There is also a new way of what we call cyber bulling in this day and age, no longer is it in the school yard but now in your childs bedroom with the door closed and him/her taking the punches and stabs while you dont even know it. My mother as a child would always monitor my internet usage and what websites I would go on and who I would be communicating with at all times. I thank her f or that because I could have been a victim of cyber bullying. What kids dont seem to understand is the ones who are doing the bullying it is so easy to sit at their computer and type the words not knowing what the other person that is being bullied is going through or feeling or expressions.
So in closing I feel that where the correction starts on kids bulling is in the home and with the parents one on one always in the know. Sometimes its good to be the childs friend so they can always have a mom/dad to tell them when they are feeling angry, hostile or even being the one whos being hurt.