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Introducing Bark Home: An Internet Filter for Every Device in Your House

by | Oct 25, 2020 | Company News, Kids and Technology, Parenting Tips

Ever wish there were a way to manage all of the screens in your child’s life — cell phones, laptops, smart TVs, Nintendos — from one place? We’ve got good news for you. Now, there is! We’re proud to announce the official launch of Bark Home, our first foray into the world of home electronics. Bark Home is an internet filter and screen time manager that’s going to bring a level of customization to your family’s devices that you never thought possible, while providing comprehensive online safety for your kids — no matter which screen they’re using to watch Disney+.

An Internet Filter Powered by Bark

Bark Home is a small box that plugs into your home Wi-Fi router and brings Bark’s powerful screen time management and web filtering capabilities to all of the internet-connected devices in your house. Consider all of the screens your kids interact with on a daily basis — Netflix on the living room TV, Fortnite on the PlayStation, Spotify on the family iPad. Bark Home will enable you to manage how and when your kids use these devices — and more.

Features of Bark Home

Say goodbye to dinnertime arguments about Snapchat and late-night bargaining over extra YouTube time. With Bark Home, you’ll be able to:

  • Turn off the internet when needed on home devices (including smart TVs, gaming consoles, cell phones, tablets, and more)
  • Set a schedule of custom daily rules — school time, free time, and bedtime — for each child
  • Block specific apps and websites (like Snapchat and Instagram)
  • Block categories of apps and websites (like social media, streaming, gaming, and sexual content)
  • Supports high speeds with a 1 Gbps Ethernet port
  • Note: If your subscription plan also includes content monitoring, you can monitor 30+ of the most popular apps and social media platforms for potential issues like cyberbullying, online predators, suicidal ideation, and more.

Getting Started With Bark Home

Bark Home requires an active Bark subscription, which also provides screen time management and web filtering for your child’s mobile devices via the Bark Kids app. For current Bark users, Bark Home is available for $79.

New users have two options: Bark Home featuring our premium Bark subscription (which includes content monitoring in addition to screen time and web filtering) or Bark Home featuring Bark Jr (screen time and web filtering only).

Once you have Bark Home set up, you can add all of your family’s devices and manage them conveniently from your Bark account. This groundbreaking internet filter will revolutionize the way your family interacts with the technology in your home, and it will help keep your kids safe online and in real life.

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.

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