The Bark Blog

December 06, 2023

Social Media & Disordered Eating: What Parents Need to Know

In today's digital age, where social media influences every facet of our lives, the impact ...

Ask Titania: Help! My Child Is Being Bullied for Not Having an iPhone

Dear Titania, I finally got my daughter her first phone, and it’s an Android with ...

December 05, 2023

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State-by-State Sextortion Laws

If you’ve heard about sextortion, you know that it’s a potentially devastating crime that can ...

November 30, 2023

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Understanding Parental Controls: What Parents Need to Know About Web Filtering

Being a parent usually means you have to wear tons of different hats — parent, ...

November 29, 2023

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Must-Read Books That Teens Will Actually Enjoy

No matter how inundated we are with social media, video games, and TV shows, nothing ...

November 22, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Bark’s Content Monitoring

The term “monitoring” gets thrown around a lot these days when it comes to online ...

November 20, 2023

Bark helps families manage and protect their children’s digital lives.

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5 Things Every Parent Needs to Hear About Porn

Odds are, your parents probably didn’t have the porn talk with you when you were ...

November 17, 2023

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Celebrating a Year with the Bark Phone

It’s been a year since we launched the Bark Phone, and we’ve had quite a ...

November 16, 2023

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Best Gifts for Teens That Don’t Have a Screen: 2023 Non-tech Gift Guide

If you ask your teen what they want for their birthday or the holiday season, ...

November 15, 2023

Ask Titania: How Do I Walk Back My Kid’s Tech Use?

Dear Titania, I recently decided to give my 11-year-old son an iPhone. It’s his first ...

November 12, 2023

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VR Headsets: The Pros and Cons That Parents Need to Know

VR (virtual reality) headsets are a relatively new mode of gaming, which can be equally ...

November 09, 2023

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Announcing the Bark Phone Starter Plan

At Bark, we’re hypervigilant about hearing what real parents need for their children’s digital safety. ...

November 07, 2023

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Finding a Safer Phone for Kids: Our Top 5 Tips for Parents  

A common struggle among parents today is finding a safer phone for kids. In recent ...

November 02, 2023

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The Dark Side of Screen Time

By now, we all know about the studied effects of too much screen time — for ...

October 31, 2023

Ask Titania: How Do I Make Roblox Safer for My Kid?

Dear Titania, My daughter loves Roblox, but I read this week about how it’s actually ...

October 27, 2023

The Bark Phone Named One of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2023

This week, the Bark team was thrilled — and simultaneously humbled and honored — to learn that ...

October 26, 2023

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Here’s Why Parents Need to Know How To Monitor Snapchat

**This blog post was updated on December 6, 2023.** Snapchat — for many parents, it’s ...

October 26, 2023

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