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  • 20 thousand severe self-harm situations detected.

The Smart Way to
Keep Kids Safer Online

Bark's affordable, award-winning service proactively monitors text messages, YouTube, emails, and 24 different social networks for potential safety concerns, so busy parents can save time and gain peace of mind.

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Works on iOS, Android, and Amazon mobile devices.

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Your Affordable, Minimally Invasive Way to Keep Tabs on Your Child’s Online Activity

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Bark monitors your child’s text messages, YouTube activity, emails, and 24+ different social networks for potential safety concerns. If our smart AI detects something suspicious or potentially harmful, you’ll instantly get an alert so you can talk with your child.

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Bark works on iOS, Android, and Amazon mobile devices

Bark Covers 4x More Than Other Monitoring Apps

Bark monitors text messaging, YouTube, email, and social media platforms and apps — 4x more than any other child monitoring app. From Instagram to SnapChat to DMs, there’s no limit on the number of apps or accounts you can connect.

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Social Media Monitoring

Bark tracks conversations and content on Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, GroupMe, and more.

Text Monitoring

Bark works with iOS and Android to search through texts, photos, and videos for concerning interactions.

Email Monitoring

Monitor emails from Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail, Yahoo, Comcast, and AOL for harmful content.

24/7 Detection

Bark looks for activity that may indicate online predators, adult content, sexting, cyberbullying, drug use, suicidal thoughts, and more.

Parental Alerts

Get automatic alerts when Bark detects potential issues, along with expert recommendations from child psychologists for addressing them.

Save Time, Build Trust

Bark saves you from manually monitoring your child's activities, respecting your time and your child's privacy by only surfacing potential concerns.

At this point, I like the fact my son is allowed to have privacy. I don’t want to be a helicopter parent, but the internet is uncharted territory for this generation of parents. I want to give him space to grow, but also know if there is an issue. So far, the alerts I have received have spurred some really great conversations on topics like cyberbullying and depression in teens. He’s fine, but some of his peers are struggling. This helps me guide him in making good choices.
Paula W.
Mom of 3 (ages 5, 12, and 14)

How It Works

Bark automatically monitors your child

Connect to 24 platforms to monitor text messages, emails, and social activity for signs of harmful interactions and content. Click here for an overview of what Bark monitors.

Bark alerts you to potential risk

Get automatic alerts via email and text when Bark’s algorithms detect potential risks, so you don’t have to comb through every post and text.

Bark helps you solve or course-correct

Our expert recommendations make it easy for parents to talk to kids about digital dangers and other sensitive online issues.

Reading every text message, post, & email just isn't realistic

Technology continues to change how (and where) we communicate. Even tech-savvy parents sometimes just don’t know what apps or networks their kids are using — or who they’re talking to.

We’re parents, too. We created Bark for ourselves, and for other parents. Now it’s easier to know what your child is doing online, and keep them safe from harm.

Highly Recommended by Schools, Churches, Child Psychologists & Law Enforcement Professionals

Bark’s research-backed, kid-friendly solution has won awards from The National Parenting Center, Mom’s Choice Awards, and National Parenting Product Awards.

We created Bark in close collaboration with child psychologists, youth advisors, digital media experts, and law enforcement professionals.

The result is an easy-to-use, affordable solution that doesn’t feel invasive to kids, and warns you in real-time of potential threats to your child’s health, safety, and happiness.

National Parenting Center Mom's choice award National Parenting Award
I love the peace of mind this app provides. When alerted it gives a good amount of texts that came before and after the inappropriate language, which allows for context.
Debbie S.
Mom of 2 (ages 12 and 15)

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Try Bark Free for 30 Full Days

Whether you have one child or five, use Bark to conveniently monitor everyone’s activity in one place. Why is is that tweens and teens have a habit of never being where they say they are?


Connect Bark with as many of your kids’ devices, apps, and accounts as you need. Sometimes it seems like there’s a new social network every day!


Bark monitors activity on every account you connect. Kids spend more and more time online as they get older.


Bark scans your child’s accounts 24/7 and delivers alerts via text and email when it detects possible issues.


Your family’s security is one of our highest priorities. That’s why all data is kept secure with state-of-the-art SSL encryption.


Have a question? Need help getting set up? Our experienced support team is always here to help parents and kids get the most out of Bark.

The Research Proves It — Families Need Bark

In 2018, we analyzed over 900 million messages across texts, email, social media, and school-issued Google and Microsoft accounts of over 2.6 million children, ages 8-17. These findings exclude school-based accounts. Here’s what we discovered:


56.6% of tweens and 61.6% of teens expressed or encountered violent subject matter/thoughts


31.9% of tweens and 45.6% of teens engaged in conversations about depression and/or anxiety


62.2% of tweens and 70.5% of teens experienced cyberbullying (as a bully, victim, or witness)


59.6% of tweens and 75.8% of teens engaged in conversations surrounding illegal drugs/alcohol


23.1% of tweens and 35.9% of teens were involved with a self-harm/suicidal situation


55.9% of tweens and 72.1% of teens encountered nudity or content of a sexual nature

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