See What Parents Are Saying About Bark
In this video, a Bark Mom shares how our service has sparked important conversations about difficult topics with her two boys, helping to keep her family safe online and in real life.
“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 this 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 cyberbullying 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.
“I can’t say for sure that Bark is the reason this little girl is still with us, but I’m so grateful for this service.”
“Bark has been amazing. My daughter has a friend who is being bullied badly in school. This friend was told to kill herself, but she confided in my daughter via text, also pleading that my daughter
“I’ve found that I see glimpses of awesomeness in my kid [through Bark].”
“I’ve found that I see glimpses of awesomeness in my kid [through Bark]. A friend was texting how sad she was about something, which got flagged by Bark. I got to see my daughter listen and validate her friend’s feelings, and I was so secretly proud of how supportive she was.”
— Jennifer M.
“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 Mom
“I cannot fully express my gratitude to you for existing and coming into our lives in the nick of time.”
“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.’
— Kelly S.
“Bark saves me time and takes the effort out of monitoring my
— Bark Parent
“I love how I can feel like my daughter is safe without having to look through her phone and invade her privacy.”
I love how I can feel like my daughter is safe without having to look through her phone and invade her privacy. She is becoming a teenager now, and I would like to give her more independence, and this app allows that.”
— Bark Mom
“My favorite thing is peace of mind. Instead of worrying about my kids’ social media accounts, I know [I have an] ally in raising my boys. Thanks for helping me protect them!”
— Christy L.
“Bark has been a good tool for our family and has allowed us to have good conversations with our teenagers as they try to figure out who they are.”
“Some of the things I love about Bark is that it does help keep our boys accountable, and it’s actually given us a deeper glimpse into who they are becoming. We’ve seen parts of conversations that have shown them to be supportive friends and boyfriends. It’s allowed us to help them navigate the difficult waters of dating in this day and age. Bark has been a good tool for our family and has allowed us to have good conversations with our teenagers as they try to figure out who they are. Thank you!”
— Kim N.
“We installed this today on our daughter’s phone and were immediately glad we did. It notified us of sexual content and even cyberbullying. THANK YOU!! I feel a bit better about my daughter’s safety knowing her actions online are completely monitored. We talk to her regularly about the dangers of online activity but this is another, BIG, level of comfort for me.”
— Kim B.
“This is a wonderful app that has done so much for our us now that our son is in high school.”
“This is a wonderful app that has done so much for our us now that our son is in high school. You don’t know what you don’t know!
— Erin S.
“I love that I am alerted to suspected cyberbullying, even if my son and his friends are just “messing around” with each other. Knowing that it’s happening has opened up the opportunity for good conversations about friendship. I love Bark.”
— Natalie B.
“[Bark] has been very helpful in giving us insight into what he is going through and helping us be able to coach him and keep him safe.”
“I am grateful to have Bark. Our son is adopted and has a lot of behavioral issues. He just came out of residential and has a cell phone for the first time. I knew he was going to have a hard time managing this and it scared me to death on how I could adequately monitor. Bark has been an amazing tool for us as it allows him some privacy but alerts me to all the issues. It has been very helpful in giving us insight into what he is going through and helping us be able to coach him and keep him safe. Thank you for helping us.”
— Bark Mom
“I am able to keep tabs on my teens without completely invading their space. Bark also provides suggestions on how to handle certain situations which is awesome. Oh, and they can also pick up on the new acronyms these kids use these days for profanity.”
— Bark Dad
“Love getting alerts without having to go through my teen’s phone constantly.”
— Bark Parent
“I love the peace of mind this app provides. When alerted it gives a good amount of texts that came before and after the inappropriate language which allows for context.” — Brandie L.
“Thank you so much!! I knew my daughter was having issues before I downloaded Bark, but your app has helped me uncover uncharacteristically impulsive behavior that was linked to her medication. I am so grateful for your app!”
— Bark Mom
“I love knowing my kids are being monitored on social media that way I don’t have to look at their phone constantly. It alerts me to anything inappropriate and gives me peace of mind knowing they are being monitored for bullying, sexual content and risky contacts! I’m so thankful for the alerts I’ve received!”
— Christy Thomas
“…talk about a fine tooth comb…”
“Simply the perfect App to give you peace of mind that nothing unsavory is happening in your child’s online interactions. Got a “Bark” yesterday that some guy used the F word commenting ON my daughters Youtube comment… talk about a fine tooth comb. “
— Angela M.
“I just wanted to tell you that your software has saved a life. My 12 year old son was contacted from a girl from school who reached out to him via text and shared shared she had slit her wrist and was going to do it again. Bark caught the message content and sent us a report. We immediately had a sit down discussion with our son to see if the girl was really hurting and telling him the truth. We then reached out to our sons teachers and principal on a Sunday morning. They all responded and the principal was able to contact the her parents and warn them of her status. The Bark software filter saved a life!” –
— Adam H.
“The Bark software filter saved a life!”
“It’s exhausting reviewing my 4 teenagers poor choices every week but Bark helps me do it faster & more effectively!”
The parenting struggle is very real!!! One of the things people don’t realize, including my children, is that Bark shows me the messages my children’s friends send them. The messages you contacted me about were actually from my daughter’s friend. I notified her caregiver immediately & we were able to help the other child & quite possibly save her from killing herself!!!
I am so grateful for this app.
This is by far the best tool I’ve seen for teaching online responsibility.
As a veteran teacher of middle and high school and a parent of a high school boy, I highly recommend this app! Unlike other tools that block concerning content, Bark sends the parent an alert to check on the concern. When my child had less activity than normal, it sent an alert that the app may have been removed. When it sent me an alert to potential cyberbullying and depression, they followed up with an email that included additional resources. This is an accountability tool, allowing you as the parent to have discussions regarding responsible