PARENTAL CONTROLS ARE AS IMPORTANT AS SEAT BELTS

 

  • Filter inappropriate content

  • Manage screentime

  • Monitor social media

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Bark, the world’s #1 Parental Control App Brought to
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THE MOST COVERAGE OF ANY MONITORING TOOL

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3 Steps to a safer and saner home

 

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  • Download the Bark app to all your family member’s devices

  • Set up your child's device limits and connect their social media accounts

  • Get notifications when your child is at risk and talk to them about it

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CHOOSE THE PLAN THAT'S

RIGHT FOR YOUR FAMILY

All plans include unlimited devices.

BARK PREMIUM

$14 per month or $99 annually
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7-DAY FREE TRIAL

With Bark's comprehensive parental intelligence solution, families can:

  • Manage screen time

  • Filter which websites your kids can visit

  • Keep up with kids with location check-ins

  • Monitor texts, email YouTube and 30+ apps and platforms

  • Get alerts for issues like cyberbullying, online predators, suicidal ideation, and more

BARK JR

$5 per month or $49 annually

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7-DAY FREE TRIAL

Bark's entry-level product is perfect for younger kids and helps parents and guardians:

  • Manage screen time

  • Filter which websites your kids can visit

  • Keep up with kids with location check-ins

Unlimited Activities

Both plans are just one price regardless of the size of your family — or the number of devices they have.

STATE-OF-THE-ART SECURITY

Protecting your family’s data and privacy is one of Bark's highest priorities. All data is kept secure with encryption.

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GOT QUESTIONS?

Parental controls are designed to protect children from certain pieces of content online that may be deemed inappropriate, such as pornography, violent material, or other adult content. These parental controls can be implemented in a variety of ways from ensuring that your children only have access to age-appropriate content; setting usage times or limits; as well as monitoring their activity online.

Bark is a service that includes content monitoring, screen time management, and web filtering, helping to keep your children safe online.

Content Monitoring

Today, the internet can be a dangerous space, especially for a child that may not yet understand the dangers of the content they view every day. 

Bark monitors your child’s texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and social media platforms for issues like cyberbullying, adult content, sexual predators, profanity, suicidal ideation, threats of violence, and more.

Parents receive text or email alerts only when something potentially problematic occurs online. You won’t have full access to everything on your child’s phone — just the things you might need to know about. This saves you countless hours of scrolling through every online interaction your child has while allowing you to build trust and maintain an open line of communication with your child.

Screen time management

Bark also helps any parents looking to reduce the amount of time that their child is spending online, allowing them more free time for their studies, or any other productive hobbies. 

Families can set time limits and create schedules for when their children’s devices can connect to the internet (through both cell service and Wi-Fi).

Web filtering

Bark also allows you to decide which websites your child is allowed to access, 

Bark also allows you to decide which websites your child is allowed to access. You can block specific sites or even whole categories like streaming services, online gaming, sexual content, and more.

 

Bark is packed full of features to keep your family safe online. They also offer a 7-day free trial so that you can try it out and see if it works for you before you commit to a monthly or annual subscription.

Bark makes it clear that the security and privacy of your child’s internet usage is paramount. Their website is SSL encrypted and all data is stored within an encrypted database. Bark is committed to providing a safe experience for everyone online.

Talking to your child about the reasons why you are choosing Bark is generally the best thing you can do, be completely honest about your reasons for protecting them online, while also mentioning the increased privacy they will have. Content monitoring doesn’t mean you will be watching all of their conversations online, you will just see any online activities they may be involved in that may indicate they are in danger. 

For more info on how to talk to your children about bark

Children aren’t able to adjust their own screen time limits from the Bark for Kids app. Deleting the app will allow them to get around the restrictions, but you’ll be notified if this happens.

Monitoring your child’s devices in the traditional way can seem more like invading their privacy rather than protecting them. Imagine if all of your conversations could be read by anyone. With Bark, you are only alerted when their online activity requires your attention, for example, in the event of cyberbullying, or when they are viewing inappropriate material online.