BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Everyone has experienced bullying, even members of the Harlem Globetrotters. Wednesday students at Abraham Lincoln elementary received a lesson on how to fight back.
Harlem Globetrotter Scooter Christensen said, "It doesn't happen only in kids, it happens with adults too...You got to stop it at a young age. Now they know well it's ok I can go tell somebody because I'm not a tattle tail, I'm actually helping myself. I'm helping somebody else."
9-year old Daniel knows what it is like to be the victim of bullying, "At my old school my friends were just taunting me because I was one of the slowest kids in the class."
Daniel and his classmates shared their experiences with bullies and how it made them feel. 8-year old Anna Lena said, "It makes the person being bullied feel bad and it makes them feel like they're not important at all which is not true. Everyone is important."
Scooter told students fighting against bullying is as easy as ABC. The steps are action, bravery, and compassion.
Daniel said, "Your friends might get bullied and it would be nice to not have to deal with that. So you should just tell a teacher."
The Globetrotter himself even shared his stories of bullying.
"As a kid I've had some of the issues that these kids have had. If they can see me that i've gone through that and I can share some of my experiences that I did coming up as a kid, they can look at me like, 'Well he's a globetrotter maybe if he can make it, maybe I can make it. So that's the message," said Scooter.
The rest of the Harlem Globetrotters will return to Bangor next week when they play at the Bangor Civic Center.