We love hearing from our families first-hand how Bark helps protect their children online, providing peace of mind for parents and privacy for kids. Not only are we grateful to receive these reviews and testimonials contributed by our Bark families, we’re honored to be chosen to help protect your children online.
“My favorite thing about Bark is it works! Have had three alerts and though all were nothing to be concerned about was thankful Bark notified me and I [could] address them with my daughter. I love that it doesn’t require me to read every last text and still monitors things.
From my daughter: She is thankful that I don’t have to be (though I am and she knows it) logged in simultaneously to her social media accounts.” ~ Bark Parent
“At this point, I like the fact my son is allowed to have privacy. I don’t want to be a helicopter parent, but the internet is uncharted territory for my generation of parents. I want to give him space to grow, but also know if there is an issue. So far, the alerts I have received have spurred some really great conversations on topics like cyber bullying and depression in teens. He’s fine, but some of his peers are struggling. This helps me guide him in making good choices.” ~ Shane B.
“Our teen is a bright wonderful child, but like many teens is gullible and we became concerned with online persons they were meeting. After getting Bark we got a better look at her activity and some of our worst concerns were alleviated. But it is a great tool esp in an age of online predators, sex traffickers, etc. Again it’s a wonderful tool.” ~ Michael M.
“I love Bark! I have felt helpless when it comes to YouTube and not feeling I could monitor it enough. Bark has given me a way to gain more understanding of what my kids are hearing and seeing. Thank you!!!” ~Tammy W.
“Recently you saved one of my kids. I regularly check into things, make sure everything is okay, but don’t have an algorithm in my brain that can see all they’re doing, everywhere they are online. I trust my kids, but I don’t always trust other people they may come in contact with, sometimes even those who they think are their friends.
Every website that kids are using these days has their private convos and pics already being stored, and “owned.” Bark is just the messenger of what’s going on so we as parents can be aware. Bark is not the one writing, sending, or storing it. I get it.
I cannot fully express my gratitude to you for existing and coming into our lives in the nick of time. Literally. The world has changed and become huge and more easily accessible – for good or ill – than at any other time in history. While I will continue to diligently teach my children, have open conversations, check in and what not, I will also continue to use parental controls, a clean router, and Bark to help my kids navigate their online world, safely.
Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart! You have no idea!!” ~ Kelly S.
“As a mom of 15 year old twins and a high school science teacher, I thought I was monitoring their posts properly. A year ago one of my sons told us he was depressed and had thoughts of suicide. He occasionally makes posts that get flagged as showing signs of depression. It is just an extra set of eyes helping me keep him safe.” ~ Michelle H.
“Thank you Bark! We’ve had the app for about 3 weeks and our family loves it! We talk to our 13 yo if any issues are detected-we’ve only had two! They say it takes a village to raise our kids and we are so grateful we found Bark and added it to our village!” ~ Misti G.
” the bark app and am so thankful for the insights it provides me re what my kids are seeing online on their devices. Highly recommend. The alerts re profanity, bullying, depression, and more are especially helpful.” ~ Millar F.
“Love getting alerts without having to go through my teen’s phone constantly.” ~ Bark Parent
“We would like to provide your company with a Testimonial about how your service very possibly saved the life of our son and one or more friends who were engaging in very risky behavior. Bark identified the risky behavior based upon photographs and videos they uploaded to Snapchat. We were able to intervene immediately, because we have absolute proof they could not deny. We were those parents who never would have or could have believed our star athlete student could possibly be involved in such behavior. Bark provided proof, which allowed us to admit him into a residential treatment program. Bark provides a very valuable service to parents and other parents need to know.” ~Bark Parent
“Bark can’t monitor you if you don’t register your accounts. I handed my son his phone and said you may only keep the accounts you register. He wanted them all so he registered them all. Bark has alerted us to many things we never would have known otherwise. Teens need boundaries and there is no way to know they crossed them without help like this app. Thank you Bark!!!” ~Shelli C.
“My favorite thing is peace of mind. Instead of worrying about my kids’ social media accounts, I know have any ally in raising my boys. Thanks for helping me protect them!” ~Christy L.
“I really like Bark and all of the things you have caught so far. I’ve been able to sit down and have even more discussions with my daughter about certain things that she has said. We’ve had issues in the past with inappropriate content and we caught it, but not soon enough. Thank you for creating this program.” ~Bark Parent
“We use this. It only alerts you if there is questionable content on your child’s social media (or if they view questionable content on YouTube or Netflix et al) But more than that it offers solutions when it does find it. My daughter knows we have bark. Previously I trolled her phone but that just led her to create hidden profiles from me, even using a friends phone! Bark alerts you if traffic on your child’s social media decreases which could be a sign that they’ve done this. It’s not 100% but it’s far better than living in blissful ignorance. I say try it out, it’s worth it.” ~ Nancy A.
“Thank you soooo much for this! I am loving this service! [W]hen these issues arise, we as parents, view them as a development opportunity for our son. While still under the umbrella of our protection, he is allowed to make mistakes and learn how to properly process others’ responses to him, to strengthen his skill set as an adult. I learned from your cyberbullying recommendation to not use negative comments as a reason for removing social media exposure, but an opportunity to learn from it with healthy discussion and support from parents.” ~ Carrie H.
“My wife and I LOVE Bark – we’ve had some tough, but productive conversations with our 13 year old son. It’s proving to be extremely valuable.” ~Josh L.
“As parents of 9 children from 5 to 28, we have experience with the challenge of effectively monitoring the influences impacting our children and social media presents an even broader front. Bark has helped us cut through the normal clutter of 1000’s of messages and engagements while bringing attention to areas we need increased involvement in our children’s communications. When directly told that this would actually decrease our reading ALL of their messages they understood and were pumped. Thanks Bark…keep it coming!” ~Jeff S.
“Bark actually notified us of serious suicidal thoughts and our son just completed a two week stint in the hospital where he received treatment and was diagnosed with major depressive disorder. Thanks to the app we were notified. We are very appreciative.” ~Michael
“Before Bark, I was limiting the social media waters that I allowed my teens to dive into (Instagram and texting only) much to their dismay. Even this was A LOT of work for me as we used the “open phone / account” rule and I would conduct random checks on activity. Every time I reviewed messages and posts, I wondered if I was really seeing what I needed to see which made me feel like I constantly needed to be checking activity.
And then Bark came into our lives. Not only do I not have to monitor every.single.message but my teens can now “explore” social media even more much to their delight. They’ve expanded their social media presence so that they can be where their friends are and I can sit back and trust that Bark will show me the concerning items that I need to see. Bark has provided me with tools to have the necessary and continual conversations with my teens about safe and appropriate use of social media.” ~Andrea W.
“I am so grateful for Bark for protecting my 11 year old!!!!“ ~Laura S.
“I wanted to say thank you. Bark is really providing me some peace of mind as a parent, and my kids appreciate the extra privacy I’m giving them.” ~Ray F.
“We had a couple notifications come through and we were thankful for those. It opened up a dialog with our son which was great.” ~Nicci C.
“Bark notified me that my young daughter had unknowingly revealed her phone number to strangers on Twitter. The fact that bark.us notified me in realtime was impressive and led to an informative discussion with her the same day.” ~Jon B.
“Bark alerted us to a social media post my daughter sent that implied she was not where she had said she was, and that she and her friends had illegal drugs in our vehicle that she drives. With this information we were able to ask her about the activities that night and to talk to her about the risks of having illegal drugs in the car even if the drugs belonged to a friend. Although it was a difficult conversation and there are issues still to address, I’m grateful Bark alerted us to the messages so we could take action.” ~Trent S.
“Anyone with kids with cell phones, I highly recommend this service.” ~Renee M.
Bark has been a wonderful tool that has allowed us to have more open and safe communications with our daughter. She is participating with us in some short term counseling so we can all learn better the tools and strategies that we as parents need and she as a teenager needs to be successfully and happy as she grows up. Rest assured your service and notifications are both noticed and appreciated.” ~Bryce S.
“The biggest thing that we want is to know when our daughter is exposed to inappropriate or threatening behavior on SnapChat and iMessage.” ~ Mike S.
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