Bullies are everywhere in schools and students should be made aware of their legal rights. It is an unfortunate aspect of our society, but because there are so many awful things that can happen to students, people ought to know their rights within a school setting. That also means students need to know what to do when they get "beat up."
Everyone needs to know their rights, but when I was in school if you got beat up you just learned humility and to fight back. I've gotten into a lot of fights when I was a kid, mostly sticking up for someone else. I was a beast then. I lived in the gym...That was before internet and video games made me lazy. Lol
If a student is getting beaten up, those beating them up should absolutely face every single consequence possible. If, however, the student is instigating fights and is causing just as much trouble as anyone else, they should be held just as responsible. Everyone is ultimately responsible for their own actions.
Many students are not aware that the law does not end on school grounds. They think that all that can happen to someone who beats them up is that the school will punish them. This isn't true. The law applies everywhere. There should be assemblies where lawyers talk to the children and inform them they have this right. That would scare a lot of would-be bullies and prevent a lot of suicides and get justice for child victims of assault and battery.
We can also inform children of their right to sue for slander in cases of gossip and rumor-mongering.