Bark's 2020 Annual Report

Research on Children and Technology

In 2020, Bark analyzed more than 2.1 billion messages across texts, email, and 30+ apps and social media platforms. These findings exclude school-based accounts.

Our 2020 research can give parents and guardians important insights into what it’s like to grow up on the internet today, allowing them to better protect their children while they use technology.

Bark's 2020 Research Data 📈


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Bark 2020 Top Apps/Platforms

for Concerning Content

Bark analyzed more than 2 billion online activities across 30+ apps and social media platforms. "Activities" include text messages, emails, social media posts, DMs, chats, song lyrics, captions, and more.

Help Keep Your Kid Safe Online

When our generation was growing up, our parents worried about seatbelts and bike helmets. Today, children face dangers with technology like never before. In addition to providing you with up-to-date information like our 2020 research, Bark can help you protect them online and in real life with timely alerts so you can know when something might be wrong. Sign up today for a free, one-week trial.