In partnership with parents and schools:

  • 5.9 million children protected.
  • 383 thousand severe self-harm situations detected.
  • 2.4 million severe bullying situations detected.

The Best Comprehensive Parental Control Tool for Families

Bark's affordable, award-winning dashboard proactively monitors text messages, YouTube, emails, and 30+ different social networks for potential safety concerns, so busy parents can save time and gain peace of mind.

Works on iOS, Android, and
Amazon mobile devices.

Bark's affordable, award-winning dashboard proactively monitors text messages, YouTube, emails, and 30+ different social networks for potential safety concerns, so busy parents can save time and gain peace of mind.

Works on iOS, Android, and
Amazon mobile devices.

The Most Coverage of Any Monitoring Tool

Bark helps families manage and protect their children’s online lives. We monitor 30+ of the most popular apps and social media platforms, including text messaging and email, for signs of digital dangers. Our screen time management and web filtering tools help you set healthy limits around how and when your kids use their devices. Click here for an extensive overview of what Bark monitors.

Ios Ios Messages Android Chrome Snapchat Instagram Youtube Spotify Pinterest Gmail Flickr Whatsapp Kik Discord Skype Musically Holla Lipsi Tumblr Reddit Groupme Houseparty Steam Vsco Messenger Kids Google Drive Onedrive Onenote Dropbox Slack Liveme Bigo Live
Social Media Monitoring

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

Text & Email Monitoring

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

Screen Time & Web Filtering

Manage when your kids can access the internet and which sites are appropriate for them to visit.

24/7 Detection

Our service 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.

How Bark
Works

Monitor content

Get alerts for issues like bullying, predators, sexual content, and more.

Manage screen time

Create custom daily screen time schedules for your child's device.

Filter websites

Block access to specific websites or even whole categories.

Bark is An Award-Winning Dashboard

As a busy parent, reading every text message, post, and email just isn’t realistic.

Instead, Bark was created by parents, for parents to offer a better, easier, and more effective way to keep children safe online.

Created in collaboration with child psychologists, youth advisors, digital media experts, and law enforcement professionals, Bark delivers a research-backed, kid-friendly solution for safeguarding families as technology changes how and where we communicate.

Bark Monitoring Dashboard on iPad

Bark has won awards from The National Parenting Center, Mom’s Choice Awards, and National Parenting Product Awards.

Partnering with pioneers in children's safety

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Choose the plan that's right for your family.

All plans include unlimited children and devices

Bark Premium

$14 $11.62 per month or $99 $82.17 annually
7-day free trial
With our comprehensive parental intelligence solution, families can:
  • Monitor texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and platforms
  • Get alerts for issues like cyberbullying, online predators, suicidal ideation, and more
  • Manage screen time
  • Filter which websites your kids can visit
  • Keep up with kids with location check-ins

Bark Jr

$5 $4.15 per month or $49 $40.67 annually
18% savings with annual
Our 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 our highest priorities. All data is kept secure with encryption.

World-Class Support

Need help getting set up? Our experienced support team is here to help you get the most out of our services.

Results From Our 2020 Case Study

In 2020, Bark analyzed more than 2.1 billion messages across texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and social media platforms. Read the full report from our 2020 case study. These findings exclude school-based accounts.

Violence

88.5% of tweens and 94.1% of teens expressed or experienced violent subject matter/thoughts.

Mental Health

45.5% of tweens and 66.3% of teens engaged in conversations about depression.

Bullying

76.7% of tweens and 82.0% of teens experienced bullying as a bully, victim, or witness.

Drugs/Alcohol

78.0% of tweens and 91.1% of teens engaged in conversations surrounding drugs/alcohol.

Self-Harm/Suicide

41.4% of tweens and 66.6% of teens were involved in a self-harm/suicidal situation.

Sexual Content

70.9% of tweens and 87.9% of teens encountered nudity or content of a sexual nature.

What Parents Are Saying

Bark actually notified us of serious suicidal thoughts and our son just completed a two week stint in the hospital where he received treatment and was diagnosed with major depressive disorder. Thanks to the app we were notified. We are very appreciative.

— Bark Dad

Bark [is] the best $9 I spend every month. My daughter was cyberbullied a few months ago and it’s easier to monitor any concerns without totally invading her privacy. I only get notifications if there are items of concern (sex, depression, bullying, profanity, etc.) Totally worth it!

— Bark Mom

Brilliant & simple way to help keep my kids safer online.

— Bark Dad

What I appreciate the most is the ability to monitor without snooping. This allows my children to maintain a sense of independence and privacy, while allowing me the opportunity to involve myself only when necessary to provide guidance. It helps me grow future responsible, productive adults.

— Bark Dad

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