In partnership with parents and schools:

  • 5.2 million children protected.
  • 16 school shootings prevented.
  • 46 thousand severe self-harm situations detected.

The Smart Way to
Keep Kids Safer Online

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.

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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.

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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 It Works


Connect to 30+ 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.


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.


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

Bark is An Award-Winning Dashboard

Giving parents back their time while building trust with their kids

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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.

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

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Partnering with pioneers in children's safety

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Try Bark Free for 30 Days

Choose the plan that’s right for your family.

Bark Jr

$5 per month or $49 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


$14 per month or $99 annually
41% savings with annual
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
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Both plans are just one price regardless of the size of your family — or the number of devices they have.


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


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

Results From Our 2019 Case Study

In 2019, Bark analyzed more than 873.8 million messages across texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and social media platforms. Click here to read the full report. These findings exclude school-based accounts.


86.8% of tweens and 89.6% of teens expressed or experienced violent subject matter/thoughts.


55.1% of tweens and 67.1% of teens engaged in conversations about depression.


76.2% of tweens and 78.4% of teens experienced cyberbullying as a bully, victim, or witness.


75.5% of tweens and 84.6% of teens engaged in conversations surrounding drugs/alcohol.


35.1% of tweens and 54.4% of teens were involved in a self-harm/suicidal situation.


70.7% of tweens and 84.0% 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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