The Smart Way to
Keep Kids Safer Online
Bark's affordable, award-winning service 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.
Help us build safety and security for the kids of our community
As a benefit to you, enjoy Bark family memberships at the preferred pricing rate of $7.50/mo or choose the annual plan for just $82.50.
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.
Social Media Monitoring
Bark tracks conversations and content on Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, GroupMe, and more.
Bark works with iOS and Android to search through texts, photos, and videos for concerning interactions.
Monitor emails from Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail, Yahoo, Comcast, and AOL for harmful content.
Bark looks for activity that may indicate online predators, adult content, sexting, cyberbullying, drug use, suicidal thoughts, and more.
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 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.
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 App
Giving parents back their time while building trust with their kids
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 has won awards from The National Parenting Center, Mom’s Choice Awards, and National Parenting Product Awards.
Partnering with pioneers in children's safety
Try Bark Free for 7 Days
Bark is $7.50 per month for the whole family.
Bark is just $7.50 per month per family.
Start your 7-day free trial today.
Bark is just $82.50 per year per family.
Start your 7-day free trial today.
Bark is the same price whether you have one kid or five — and gives you one place to monitor all their activity.
Connect as many devices, apps, and accounts as you need at no additional cost.
Kids spend more and more time online as they get older. Bark monitors activity on every account you connect.
Bark scans your child’s accounts 24/7 and delivers alerts via text and email when it detects possible issues.
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.
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.
56.6% of tweens and 61.6% of teens expressed or encountered violent subject matter/thoughts
31.9% of tweens and 45.6% of teens engaged in conversations about depression and/or anxiety
62.2% of tweens and 70.5% of teens experienced cyberbullying (as a bully, victim, or witness)
59.6% of tweens and 75.8% of teens engaged in conversations surrounding illegal drugs/alcohol
23.1% of tweens and 35.9% of teens were involved with a self-harm/suicidal situation
55.9% of tweens and 72.1% of teens encountered nudity or content of a sexual nature
What Parents Are Saying