Bark is like the Swiss Army knife of my parenting tool box
Bark is like the Swiss Army knife of my parenting tool box. I find a new benefit of having it constantly. It’s the most helpful tool I have in keeping my teenagers safe and helping me stay in the know with their crazy world of technology.
A huge weight lifted
It was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders when stumbling across the Bark app.
Jenna U. Mom of 3
Greater peace of mind
With Bark alerts, I now have peace of mind that my kids devices are safe and I don’t have to look at everything.
Brett K. Dad of 3
Insight and conversation starters
Best of all, the conversations we have regarding Bark alerts give me insight into my child’s world and his relationships.
Dave C. Dad of 4
It saved our family
I just want to get on here and say PLEASE get Bark online monitoring. Yesterday it saved our family. Out of respect for our son’s privacy I won’t go into details. But I will say this: (1) we are a family who talks about EVERYTHING on the daily, I literally run a non-profit about kids and mental health… (2) he is an AMAZING, thoughtful, kind, sweet person and (3) he almost got into a situation that would have haunted him for the rest of his life. You need the open communication AND Bark to battle modern childhood.
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What does Bark Premium monitor?
Bark’s parental monitoring app scans your child’s text messages, emails, saved photos and videos on their camera roll, and 30+ of the most popular social media platforms and apps
You’ll get an alert if our advanced AI finds a potential issue so you can check in and make sure everything is okay.
How much does Bark Premium cost?
Bark Premium is $14/month or $99/year. You can add unlimited kids and connect unlimited devices.
If you purchase a Bark Phone, Bark Premium comes built in and is included in the monthly subscription — plans range from $49–$69 per month.
Does Bark Premium work with iOS devices?
Bark does work with iOS devices! Because of Apple’s restrictions, setup is a little different and parental monitoring isn’t available on a few social media platforms.
Can I block websites and apps with Bark Premium?
Absolutely! You can completely customize the websites and apps each of your children can access — and when your kid can visit them. Block specific ones or choose from categories like sexual content, gaming sites, and more.
What does Bark Premium do?
Bark is an all-in-one online safety solution that helps keep kids safe online and in real life. With it, you can monitor content, block websites and apps, set screen time schedules, and set location alerts.
What’s the difference between monitoring and screen time?
Here at Bark, “monitoring” means that a child’s online activities and messages are scanned for potential issues. Parents don’t get unfettered access to everything on a child’s phone — they only receive alerts for potential issues so they can talk to their kids and make sure everything’s okay. This gives kids privacy and enables families to build trust.
If something concerning is found, you will get alerted if there’s something you need to know about. Examples include texts about bullying, saved Google Drive files with sexual content, and Spotify songs with violent lyrics.
Screen time, on the other hand, means setting a custom schedule of what apps and websites your child can access throughout the day. This could look like “only educational apps during the school day” or “just meditation and music apps after lights out.”
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See if Bark is right for your family with our no-strings-attached, 7-day free trial.