Child Abuse should not be the worst thing a person can do in this world. It can definitely can be stopped, by helping one another. We can do that by telling people we trust. A doctor can help if an exam is not delayed for any reason. “Child abuse is a widespread issue and can occur in any cultural, ethnic or income group.” There are a few kinds of child abuse, for example physical, mental, verbal, and sexual. There are also many reasons why someone would abuse another person or a child, however… “On average, one in four girls is sexually abused before the age of 18.” “Also, one in eight boys is sexually abused before the age of 18.” The main cause of child abuse is a risk factor. “A risk factor is a combination of individual, relational, community, and societal factors contribute to the risk of child maltreatment and abuse.” The most abusive state in the U.S is Ohio. The main reason why a child is abused is violence in their homes and their community. In Forged by Fire, the main characters, Gerald and Angel, are abused by their step-father, Jordan. Gerald is being physically abused by always getting punched. Angel is being sexully abused by getting dragged and molested in chapter 22. Jordan is the main cause of abuse in Forged by Fire No one knows that the abuse is happening. Forged by Fire is an incredibly abusive book book. Child abuse is one of the most common causes of death in children. In 2013, 27,562 children were victims of abuse or neglect in Ohio, representing a 6.1% decrease from 2012. Of these children, 48.3% were neglected, 43.2% were physically abused, and 18.8% were sexually abused. In 2013, 48 children in Ohio died as a result of abuse or neglect. Child abuse has been the worst cause of death in children since, 2008. Some other reasons why children are abused are substance abuse in the family. Also, poor parent-child relationships and negative interactions is another reason children are abused. Lastly, parental stress and distress, including depression or other mental health conditions causes children to be abused. Everytime a kid is abused someone is hurt or put in jail. It is my opinion anyone who abuses a kid should be in jail for the rest of their life. Never try to abuse a kid in anyway or you may never see the light of day again.