Bark detects messages containing cyberbullying, sexting and signs of depression or suicidal thoughts -- without you having to spend hours reading your child's digital activity.

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Sign up

Work with your child to connect their text messaging, social network, and email accounts to our secure platform.

Monitors 24/7

Continuously analyzes your child's activity on text messaging, social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and email.

Sends alerts

Alerts you to potential issues detected by our watchdog engine and provides recommended actions and ways to talk about issues as a family.


What do you do to keep your children safe online?
Randomly read their texts? Log in as them on social?

It's a huge pain for you, and your child doesn't like it.

Incredibly time-consuming

Unlikely to catch many issues

Exposes you to activity you don't need or want to see

Doesn't build trust or an open dialog with your child


Let us help.

Bark's proprietary technology:

  • Intelligently analyzes your child's social activity behind the scenes
  • Sends you alerts about possible issues
  • Provides recommended actions on how to deal with issues
  • Doesn't interfere with safe behaviors
  • Uses data science and machine learning, and is far more accurate than just looking for keywords

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What Parents are Saying

"My wife and i LOVE Bark - we’ve had some tough, but productive conversations with our 13 year old son. It’s proving to be extremely valuable."

- Josh L., Atlanta, GA

"I wanted to say thank you. Bark is really providing me some peace of mind as a parent, and my kids appreciate the extra privacy I'm giving them."

- Ray F., Charlotte, NC

"We had a couple notifications come through and we were thankful for those. It opened up a dialog with our son which was great."

- Nicci C., Denver, CO

"Bark notified me that my young daughter had unknowingly revealed her phone number to strangers on Twitter. The fact that notified me in realtime was impressive and led to an informative discussion with her the same day."

- Jon B., New York, NY

"Bark alerted us to a social media post my daughter sent that implied she was not where she had said she was, and that she and her friends had illegal drugs in our vehicle that she drives. With this information we were able to ask her about the activities that night and to talk to her about the risks of having illegal drugs in the car even if the drugs belonged to a friend. Although it was a difficult conversation and there are issues still to address, I'm grateful Bark alerted us to the messages so we could take action."

- Trent S., Charlotte, NC

"Bark identified the risky behavior based upon photographs and videos they uploaded to Snapchat. We were able to intervene immediately, because we have absolute proof they could not deny. We were those parents who never would have or could have believed our star athlete student could possibly be involved in such behavior. Bark provided proof, which allowed us to admit him into a residential treatment program."

- Mary M., Orlando, FL

Bark on iPhone
Bark on iPhone


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