Bark’s 2022 End-of-Year Review

Haley Zapal | December 28, 2022 | Company News

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Somehow, 2022 is coming to a close and it’s already time to jump into a new year. But before we start the countdown, we wanted to take a moment to remember everything that made 2022 special. This particular year was a very exciting one for Bark (hello, Bark Phone!) so it only seems right to share some of our favorite moments from the past 12 months.

Let’s jump in! 

1 Phone released!  

The Bark Phone was the crowning jewel of 2022— actually, of every year at Bark! Tons of hard work, long hours, and creative minds went into the development of this phone, and we couldn’t be more proud. It’s safe to say the Bark team is all smiles when it comes to this phone, and we know every family who orders one will be, too! 

24: States that Bark employees are from  

With remote work being the norm at Bark, we’ve found that one of the best parts is working with people from all over the country. As of today, our 138 employees represent 24 total states in the U.S. Sometimes our work meetings are full of “y’alls” and complaining about the southern heat. Other times, they’re full of green bean casserole recipes from our friends in Michigan. It’s always a thrill to see the Bark love spread across the states! 

21,500,000+: People reached on Facebook in the last year

This incredible reach means parents are not only getting information about Bark’s parental controls, but they are also reading our resources about kids’ online safety and raising children in the digital age. We regularly post articles from child psychologists, news updates from social media companies, and even breakdowns of the latest TikTok trends! 

152: Adorable photos shared in the #petsofbark slack channel

Sometimes the best way to take a break from work is to give your pet a quick snuggle. And at Bark, we like to share those quick moments of pet lovin’ with each other! Clearly, with so many pictures shared, we love our pets a lot. And it’s no contest — we definitely have the cutest pets ever!

5: Teachers who each received $1,000 for our Back-to-School giveaway

Bark recognizes that teachers are an important part of a child’s growth and development, so we wanted to show our appreciation for all their hard work. Back in August, we asked members of the Bark community to nominate a teacher to win $1,000. Five lucky teachers from across the country got a big check to kick off the school year right. We give this 2022 moment an A+! 

289,068: Customer questions answered by our support team

You asked, we answered — literally! Our customer support team, which is available 7 days a week, works tirelessly to ensure you’re never left confused or frustrated with your Bark experience. When parents spend all day solving problems for their family, we’re happy to be the problem solvers when it comes to your kid’s online protection. Just reach out to and they’ll take good care of you.

92: Slang terms defined for parents 

If there’s one thing parents made clear to Bark, it’s that knowing teen slang is a hot commodity in today’s day and age. Our slang posts consistently saw the most traffic, so we scoured the internet for every word, phrase, and emoji used by young people. The best part? Using them in front of your kid and seeing the reaction on their face.

1,228: Number of times Bark was in the news

In order to inform parents about the dangers of the internet and let them know how Bark can help protect their kids with our top-notch parental controls, we have to make sure the Bark word is spread far and wide. And what better way to do that than to get major news outlets talking about us? 

60: “Blankets and Bear Hugs” made for the Child Rescue Coalition

One organization near and dear to Bark’s heart is the Child Rescue Coalition (CRC). The CRC works to protect and save children from child predators, specifically by providing technology to law enforcement. During our annual company-wide retreat in Atlanta, Bark team members got to take part in their Blankets and Bear Hugs program. We packed 60 care packages that were then given to officers to keep in patrol cars so that kids involved in their calls can be comforted. Big thanks to the CRC for letting Bark lend a helping hand in their important work. 

255,000+: Members of Parenting in a Tech World, our Facebook group 

If you’re in our Facebook group, this one goes out to you. PITW has become a constant flow of honest questions, personal advice, and much-needed encouragement for parents who feel a little lost in the digital age. And last year we had about 160k members, so that’s almost 100,000 more parents since then! If you’re not already in the group, you’re missing out on one of our best resources for parents. Be sure to check it out.

And now on to 2023…

We hope you finish 2022 strong and start the next one off even stronger. Here at Bark, we’ve got lots of plans up our sleeves that we can’t wait to show you – see you in 2023!

About Bark

Bark is a comprehensive online safety solution that empowers families to monitor content, manage screen time, and filter websites to help protect their kids online. Our mission is to give parents and guardians the tools they need to raise kids in the digital age.