In partnership with parents and schools:

  • 4 million children protected.
  • 16 school shootings prevented.
  • 20 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 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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The Most Coverage of Any Monitoring Tool

Bark covers text messaging, YouTube, email, and social media platforms and apps -- 4x more than any other child monitoring app. You'll get automatic alerts to signs of cyberbullying, depression, online predators, adult content, and more. 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 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.

How It Works

Monitor

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.

Detect

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.

Alert

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

Bark is $9 per month for the whole family.
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$9/month

Bark is just $9 per month per family.
Start your 30-day free trial today.
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$99/year

Bark is just $99 per year per family.
Start your 30-day free trial today.
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UNLIMITED CHILDREN

Bark is the same price whether you have one kid or five — and gives you one place to monitor all their activity.

UNLIMITED APPS

Connect as many devices, apps, and accounts as you need at no additional cost.

UNLIMITED ACTIVITY

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

24/7 MONITORING

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

WORLD-CLASS SECURITY

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.

PROACTIVE SUPPORT

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.

Results from our 2018 Case Study

In 2018, Bark analyzed over 900 million messages across texts, email, social media, and school issued Google and Microsoft accounts of over 2.6M children ages 8-17. These findings exclude school based accounts.

VIOLENCE

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

MENTAL HEALTH

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

CYBERBULLYING

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

DRUGS/ALCOHOL

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

SELF-HARM/SUICIDE

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

SEXUAL CONTENT/SEXTING

55.9% of tweens and 72.1% 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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