Bark Technologies Acquires Router Limits to Create Comprehensive Parental Intelligence Software Solution
YAHOO FINANCE | February 25, 2020
Bark announced its acquisition of Router Limits, a router-based online parental controls and internet management company. The partnership will enable both companies to utilize each other’s strengths to create the first comprehensive online safety solution for families. In the coming months, Bark will debut screen time management and filtering to complement its existing AI-powered monitoring technology.
THE SALT LAKE CITY TRIBUNE | March 9, 2020
The Ogden school district in Salt Lake City shares its story of adopting Bark for its district and the value they are seeing in the free product.
TECH LEARNING | March 15, 2020
Bark’s free product, Bark for Schools, is included in Tech Learning’s roundup of the best free learning resources.
GOOD MORNING AMERICA | February 6, 2020
Good Morning America shares a behind-the-scenes look into the harrowing work of Bark’s Special Projects team, lead by Sloane Ryan, posing as an underage girl to discover possible sexual predators who abuse minors — turning the evidence over to the NCMEC and law enforcement. Sloane and Bark’s CPO, Titania Jordan, also share what parents should know when giving their children devices and access to the internet.
NIGHTLINE | February 6, 2020
Nightline shares an in-depth behind the scenes look at the work done by Bark’s Special Projects Team.
ABC 7 | February 10, 2020
On national Safer Internet Day, Bark’s CPO, Titania Jordan, along with Detective Rich Wistocki and a local Bark family, all share tips on how to keep your kids safer online. Bark is recommended as a way to monitor your kids online as well.
YAHOO FINANCE | December 23, 2019
The Bark Special Projects Team — led by Sloane Ryan — went undercover online as the fictitious 11-year-old Bailey, who received numerous texts from predators within minutes. That number grew exponentially over the nine-month duration of the project, and the harrowing details were published in an article on the online platform Medium.
Consumer First Alert: How to talk to kids about smart phone safety
ABC 2 | December 26, 2019
Many kids received their first smart phone this holiday season. In this piece, Bark is recommended as an important tool for parents to use when monitoring these new devices.
CNET | January 30, 2020
In this round-up of the best apps for parents to put on their kid’s phones, Bark is recommended as an option for parents who want to keep kids safer online.
CNN | December 21, 2019
Sloane Ryan of Bark’s special project’s team went undercover as an 11 year old on Instagram and wrote an article about her experiences. Bark’s CPO, Titania Jordan, spoke with CNN about the project.
MOMS.COM | December 23, 2019
Moms.com shared their shocked reaction to Sloane Ryan’s special project and calls upon their readers to read her original post on Medium.
ABC7 | December 27, 2019
Titania Jordan, Bark’s CPO, speaks with ABC7 to share her top tips for parents setting parental controls on their kids’s devices.
WOTV4 | December 11, 2019
WOTV4 shares Bark’s tips for parents who are buying their kids their first smartphone this holiday season.
ABC27 | December 16, 2019
One of the most asked for gifts this holiday season are smartphones. The reality is, more than 50 percent of kids own a smartphone by age 11. Bark’s CPO, Titania Jordan, shares 10 tips for parents buying their kids a smartphone for the holidays.
YAHOO LIFESTYLE | December 18, 2019
Bark’s CPO, Titania Jordan, talks to Yahoo! Lifestyle about which smartphones are the safest for parents to buy for their kids.
POST AND COURIER | November 14, 2019
Bark’s CPO, Titania Jordan provides insight in this article highlighting the potential dangers of sharing photos of your child on social media.
Apple says its App Store is ‘a safe and trusted place.’ We found 1,500 reports of unwanted sexual behavior on six apps, some targeting minors.
WASHINGTON POST | November 22, 2019
This article exposing the misleading app ratings in Apple’s app store shares a story about a real issue Bark discovered on one of these supposed safe apps.
PARENTOLOGY | December 5, 2019
Parentology recently talked to Titania Jordan, technology expert, and Chief Parenting Officer at Bark for some useful tips for when buying a child’s first smartphone.
PARENTS.COM | November 14, 2019
Titania Jordan, Bark’s CPO, shares the potential dangers for children on the popular TikTok app, and shares tips for how to keep your kids safer on there.
POLITICO | October 15, 2019
Bark’s blog post about TikTok is quoted in this article about TikTok’s effort to “increase transparency around our content moderation policies and the practices we employ to protect our community”
What Is TikTok? A Full Guide for Parents
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING | October 21, 2019
Bark’s CPO, Titania Jordan, provides insight on what TikTok is, how it works, and the importance for parents to monitor their children’s use of the app.
NEWS 9 | October 29, 2019
In a piece highlighting the importance of parents monitoring their children online – Bark is discussed as the best tool for parents to use.
GO GET MOM | October 6, 2019
In this episode about keeping our kids safe through online monitoring, Bark’s CMO Titania Jordan is interviewed and explains how Bark is a great tool for parents to use.
TODAY | October 15, 2019
Today.com covers a story about a mom who credits Bark with saving her daughter’s life by alerting to her daughter’s alarming internet search.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING | September 18, 2019
Safety experts separate the real online risks from the hype and share how to keep our kids away from cyberbullying and objectionable content. Bark is recommended as a way to monitor your children online.
Family Circle | September 24, 2019
The controversial Kik app, which was criticized for putting minors in potential danger with child predators, is officially shutting down. Bark’s CMO, Titania Jordan, shares some online safety guidelines for parents to help keep their kids safer online.
YAHOO! FINANCE | September 11, 2019
Sandy Hook Promise and Bark announce a strategic partnership creating the country’s first comprehensive “home-to-school” portfolio of prevention programs for schools and parents to utilize to prevent shootings, acts of violence, and other harmful acts.
Local case of 18 year old charged with raping an 11 year old girl raises concerns over how parents can monitor social media platforms
Q13 FOX | September 13, 2019
Bark is recommended as a parental monitoring tool in a story about the importance of keeping an eye on your child’s online presence.
WALL STREET JOURNAL | September 17, 2019
In an article about how parents can use native parental controls, Bark is recommended as a complementary tool for parental monitoring.
THE LIST | August 27, 2019
In a segment highlighting three recommended parental control apps, Bark is highlighted to be used for parental monitoring.
CLICK ON DETROIT | September 2, 2019
This story highlighting risky apps recommends Bark as the most comprehensive tool for parents to utilize to monitor their children online.
CRUNCHBASE | September 9, 2019
Bark’s CEO Brian Bason speaks with Crunchbase about why he started Bark and the importance of companies like Bark working to stop cyberbullying.
MY ARKLAMISS | August 21, 2019
Bark is recommended as a parental monitoring tool for parents to use as their kids head back to school and may be exposed to new, risky, apps.
CBS19 | August 26, 2019
Whitehouse ISD Superintendent Christopher Moran urges parents to monitor their children’s social media activity. He specifically recommends Bark, which he uses himself for his children.
WHIZ NEWS | August 27, 2019
Cleveland Clinic Psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Austerman advises parents to motior children’s offline behavior as well as their online activity for indications they’ve experienced something negative on social media. Bark is recommended to parents to monitor their chidren’s phones and social media.
SISTER CIRCLE | July 31. 2019
Bark’s CMO, Titania Jordan, sits down with Sister Circle to recommend top apps for back to school, including Bark for Schools and Bark for Families.
MY PANHANDLE | August 7, 2019
A sexual predator in Washington County is now behind bars thanks to Bark. Bark alerted two Washington County parents that their 16-year-old daughter was receiving nude photos. The Sheriff’s Office was then able to use this information to locate the 25-year-old man responsible for sending the pictures.
NEWS 9 | August 16, 2019
In a story about apps parents should keep an eye on for their children, Bark is recommended as a tool for parents to monitor their kids’ online activities.
THE EMPOWER PODCAST | JULY 18, 2019
Lisa Thee, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Bark, is interviewed. She discusses how she is raising entrepreneurial digital natives and shares how Bark works and the importance of parents remaining involved in their kids’ digital lives.
HLN | JULY 17, 2019
Bark Affiliate Ben Halpert of Savvy Cyber Kids speaks to HLN about the importance of monitoring your child’s online presence and recommends parents use Bark for that.
LIVE 5 NEWS | JULY 19, 2019
Bark for Schools is changing the way Charleston’s Porter-Gaud School is monitoring its students’ online activity.
LiveMe links up with Bark to make livestreaming safer
MOBILEMARKETING | JULY 11,2019
US livestreaming app LiveMe is teaming up with Bark, a service that uses machine learning to keep people safe online, to create a safer livestreaming environment for its broadcasters and users.
Amy Iverson: In the fight against online bullying, Facebook and Instagram have some new tactics
DESERET NEWS | JULY 13, 2019
Bark’s blog post about the ways kids are using GoogleDocs to bully one another is referenced in this article about online bullying.
WCNC | JULY 3, 2019
Titania Jordan, Bark’s Chief Parent Officer, speaks with NBC Charlotte about how Bark for Schools is being used in many of the North Carolina school districts.
LiveMe Partners With Bark to Create a Safer Livestreaming Community
YAHOO FINANCE | JULY 10, 2019
Bark announces a partnership with LiveMe, America’s #1 live broadcasting app. To strengthen LiveMe’s existing trust and safety measures, Bark offers monitoring services to help monitor, detect, and alert to signs of cyberbullying, sexting, suicidal ideation, school shootings, and more among youth.
WAVE 3 | JULY 1, 2019
Newport Detective Dennis McCarthy identified Bark as a possible solution for parents who want to have a more active role in monitoring their children’s online activity.
DAYTON DAILY NEWS | JULY 2, 2019
Teen suicide rates are on the rise in Ohio, and Bark is highlighted as a solution, along with seeking professional help, for parents to monitor their children’s online activity.
SMART SOCIAL | JUNE 11, 2019
Bark’s Chief Parent Officer, Titania Jordan, sits down with Josh Ochs of Smart Social to discuss keeping your children safe online. Relying on these tips and resources will make parenting in a tech world much less daunting.
SCARY MOMMY | JUNE 10, 2019
Bark notified Lutz that her daughter had been browsing and searching for pills around the house with the purpose of self-harm. Now, she’s advocating for those who are suicidal, as well as raising awareness for parents who may or may not know their children are having suicidal thoughts or tendencies
KDKA NEWSRADIO | JUNE 6, 2019
Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell speak with Bark’s Chief Parent Officer, Titania Jordan, to learn more about how Bark is keeping kids safer online.
WALL STREET JOURNAL | JUNE 4, 2019
The need to monitor a child’s online activity is obvious to all parents, but many families struggle to decide at what point they are invading their child’s privacy. Bark is a highlighted as the parental control solution that allows parents to learn about worrisome issues their tweens and teens are experiencing online, but does not give them unfettered access to see every text, direct message, photo, or video.
ABC 10 NEWS SAN DIEGO | MAY 22, 2019
A growing number of apps and online video games are creating new opportunities for hate groups to recruit young people with little oversight. Bark’s Chief Parent Officer, Titania Jordan, discusses how predators will pretend to be young, even if they are not. She explains that children need to be instructed never to divulge any personally identifying information that can make them easy to locate, and then lured into a private chat.
NBC BAY AREA | MAY 17, 2019
Titania Jordan speaks to the growing number of students who are using cloud-based platform Google Docs as a DIY social media network. In some instances, students are using the tool meant for work collaboration as a secret platform for bullying.
CAMPUS SAFETY | MAY 13, 2019
Campus Safety spoke with Adam Jasinki, director of technology for the Affton School District, located in a St. Louis suburb to learn more about the process of selecting Bark for Schools to monitor the students’ G Suite accounts.
KNBC LA | APRIL 19, 2019
Since the Columbine shooting, which took place 20 years ago, the nation has watched the rate at which school tragedies are taking place increase. Titania Jordan, Bark’s CMO, explains how AI technology monitors student activity on school issued devices to look for signs of premeditated school violence.
KATU 2 | APRIL 12, 2019
The type of bullying teens and tweens experience today is not the same kind of bullying many of us are familiar with. Smart phones and other devices allow bullies to remain anonymous as they hide behind the technology. Titania Jordan, Bark’s CMO, explains how the severity of cyberbullying has led students to self-harm at alarming rates. Since its inception, Bark has alerted parents to more than 10,000 severe self-harm and suicidal situations.
THE CHANT | MAY 7, 2019
North Cobb High School student, Erin Grier, sat down with Bark’s Chief Marketing Officer, Titania Jordan, to discuss the dangers of apps like Tik Tok. Although social media platforms typically require users under 18 to get parental consent before downloading, many children are fabricating their birthdates in order to create an account. In turn, they are unknowingly exposing themselves to online predators.
FORBES | APRIL 26, 2019
Forbes shares in depth how Bark and Bark for Schools works and highlights the case study with Plum Borough School District. The piece focuses on Bark’s desire to strike a balance between protecting the child from harm and respecting their privacy. Titania Jordan, Bark’s Chief Parent Officer, is quoted throughout the story and her podcast interview is linked at the bottom of the piece.
MEDIA SAVVY MOMS | APRIL 24, 2019
Media Savvy Moms chat with Titania Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer of Bark.us, about how Bark helps keep families safe. In particular, the episode highlights Bark’s collaborative approach–parents and kids working together as a team.
KWWL NEWS 7 | APRIL 19, 2019
As the nation reflects on the 20 year anniversary since the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado, Titania Jordan, Chief Parent Officer, discusses how Bark is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze student activity in order to prevent a similar tragedy from occurring.
THE DENVER CHANNEL | APRIL 20, 2019
Titania Jordan, Chief Parent Officer, explains how Bark has successfully alerted parents and the FBI to 16 credible school shooting threats.
KATU 2| APRIL 12, 2019
Titania Jordan, Bark’s Chief Parent Officer, is quoted in the second installment of “Breaking the Silence.” In this special segment, Titania Jordan, Bark’s CMO, discusses the prevalence of cyberbullying among teens and tweens.
TALK DIGITAL TO ME | APRIL 12, 2019
In this episode, Nicole and Titania explore how Bark has been used to prevent cyberbullying and school shootings. Titania Jordan is the CMO and Chief Parent Officer of Bark.us, an internet safety solution that helps parents and schools keep children safer across social media, text messaging, and email.
KATU 2 | APRIL 8, 2019
Titania Jordan, Bark’s Chief Parent Officer, is quoted in this special segment from KatU News called “Breaking the Silence.” The project is an effort to raise awareness and stop the stigma surrounding suicide. Titania discusses the prevalence of cyberbullying among teens and tweens.
Bark: An Award-Winning App Alerts Parents When It Discovers Their Children Sexting or Engaging in Potentially Harmful Behavior
DATING NEWS | APRIL 3, 2019
Dating News explains that through a machine learning algorithm, both Bark and Bark for Schools can identify curse words, sexually explicit language, threats of violence, and other warning signs to alert parents when their children are experiencing danger online.
FOX NEWS | APRIL 3, 2019
Titania Jordan, Bark’s Chief Parent Officer, is quoted in this article about how incorporating new technology into schools could impede an active shooter.
CLICK 2 HOUSTON | APRIL 9, 2019
A Houston man was found hiding in a closet after showing up uninvited to a 12-year-old girl’s apartment for sex, according to court documents. Crime Stoppers recommends that parents download Bark to prevent situations similar to this one from happening again.
WORKING MOTHER | MARCH 28, 2019
Lisa Thee, Bark’s VP of Strategic Partnerships, shares her journey from working with sexually abused children led her on a path that brought her to Bark.
INFO SECURITY | MARCH 26, 2019
Titania Jordan, Bark’s CPO, testified before a Georgia House committee in support of HR 553, which would create a House study committee on cyber-bullying.
KRON 4 | MARCH 19, 2019
Titania Jordan, Bark’s CPO, speaks with KRON to explain why Bark was created and how it works. She also addresses safety concerns regarding use of the app.
STUDIO 5 | MARCH 18, 2019
Lisa Thee, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Bark, shares how to balance your kids’ online safety with their tech know how.
THE ATLANTIC | MARCH 14, 2019
In a piece about the ways kids are using Google Docs to get communicate with each other, The Atlantic references a blog post written by Bark on the same topic.
PARENTS | MARCH 11, 2019
Parents.com uncovers the unique ways kids are using Google Docs to chat with their friends (and even bully one another) when their parents might think they are doing school work. The article recommends parents use Bark to monitor their children online.
YAHOO LIFESTYLE | MARCH 11, 2019
Yahoo Lifestyle covers how students are using Google Docs to gang up on each other. The article quotes Bark’s blog about the topic..
Digital Trends Live: Apple’s March event, Huawei 5G concerns, and SXSW coverage
DIGITAL TRENDS | MARCH 12, 2019
Titania Jordan, Bark’s CPO, shares tips for parents when giving their child their first smartphone and access to the internet. She also explains how Bark works and how Bark helps keep kids safer online.
LIFE HACKER | MARCH 7, 2019
LifeHacker shares how kids are using Google Docs to communicate with each other as a workaround to social media. The article highlights the dangers that come along with it and how Bark can help alert parents to potential issues.
App allows parents to monitor kids’ digital lives while also allowing privacy
KATU2 | FEBRUARY 27, 2019
KATU2 highlights Bark and how parents can use Bark to monitor their children online and keep them safer while still allowing the children to maintain a level of privacy.
How to Talk to Your Teen About Sexting
HOW STUFF WORKS | FEBRUARY 27, 2019
Titania Jordan, CPO of Bark, shares tips for how to talk to your teen about the dangers and risks that come with sexting.
USA TODAY | FEBRUARY 14, 2019
Titania Jordan, Bark’s CPO, shares how Bark is providing a free solution for schools to monitor students on school-issued devices and accounts.
CyberSafe Parent Week: Online monitoring apps for parents
NEWS8 | FEBRUARY 7, 2019
In a segment on ways parents can keep their children safe online, Bark’s creative director, Roo Powell, shares how Bark can help parents monitor their children online.
CENTRAL PENN PARENT | JANUARY 18, 2019
Bark’s 2018 Children & Teen Cyber Fact Sheet provides a collection of data analyzed from over 900 million messages across texts, email, social media, and school-issued Google and Microsoft accounts of 2.6 million children ages 8-17.
GOOD MORNING SAN DIEGO | JANUARY 5, 2019
Youtuber and Video Consultant, Owen Video, shares his top tips for safety on social media. He discusses the importance of parents monitoring their children’s devices and highly recommends the use of Bark.
Bark for Schools
ATLANTA CW | JANUARY 6, 2019
Titania Jordan, CPO of Bark, discusses the work Bark for Schools is doing to protect children in schools.
WNCT9 | JANUARY 4, 2019
This article discusses the importance of communicating with your children about the dangers of meeting with people they only know online. Bark is recommended to parents as a way to monitor your children’s use of social media and the internet.
YAHOO FINANCE | DECEMBER 26, 2018
Titania Jordan, CPO of Bark, Skypes in with Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Brian Cheung, and Heidi Chung to discuss how Bark helps to monitor children’s online activity, keeping them safe and free of digital threats.
UPSIDE PODCAST | DECEMBER 19, 2018
Titania Jordan, CPO of Bark, speaks with the hosts of Upside – The Business Growth Podcast about the successes of Bark.
ROMPER| DECEMBER 14, 2018
Titania Jordan, CPO of Bark, and Michele Gay, the founder of Safe and Sound Schools, share how community-based solutions (like Bark) to school violence can help prevent incidents.
Sandy Hook Anniversary: Her Daughter Was Killed During Shooting, Now She's Empowering Schools To Stop The Next One
NEWSWEEK | DECEMBER 14, 2018
Titania Jordan, CPO of Bark, and Michele Gay, the founder of Safe and Sound Schools, are profiled in this powerful article and share how Bark empowers and helps give schools the tools they need to not be sitting ducks.
Making Schools Safer with Bark for Schools
CHEDDAR | December 7, 2018
After losing a daughter in the Sandy Hook tragedy, Michele Gay founded Safe and Sound Schools. Now she’s partnering with tech company Bark to develop the initiative. Gay joins Cheddar alongside Bark’s chief parenting officer, Titania Jordan.
Unlocking the Secret Phone Codes Used by Teens
BOSTON 25 NEWS | DECEMBER 5, 2018
As much as we all enjoy the internet and can’t imagine our lives without it, as parents, we all feel a bit uneasy about it, too. With the world at our kids’ fingertips through the use of smartphones and other internet-based devices, sometimes, it feels like our hands are tied when it comes to protecting our kids from the dangers of the internet. Titania Jordan, CPO of Bark, shares insights on how to best protect your children from these dangers.
DECEMBER 5, 2018
Titania shares about her role as Chief Parenting Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Bark and about her career journey that led her from radio to starting her own marketing agency.
RED TRICYCLE | NOVEMBER 29, 2018
Bark’s CPO, Titania Jordan, shares tips and important information that every parent should know when purchasing their child’s first device this holiday season.
YAHOO FINANCE | NOVEMBER 21, 2018
Bark’s CEO, Brian Bason, appeared on Yahoo! Finance Midday Movers to discuss how Bark’s new award-winning service can monitor text messaging to social media and can automatically alert parents with signs of cyberbullying, predators and more.
SHIBANI ON TECH | OCTOBER 27, 2018
3 new parenting apps you will want to make room for on your home screen: A better way to hire a better babysitter; A savvier way to monitor kids’ online activity; and a new way to digitize kids’ artwork. Bark is listed first as a “savvier (and more respectful) way to monitor your kids’ digital lives”
SCOT SCOOP | NOVEMBER 6, 2018
Scot Scoop, a paper run by students of Carlmont High School, covered Bark in their article “District implements new system to monitor online student activity”. Their Principal Ralph Crame and Administrative Vice Prinicipal Grant Steunenberg discuss Bark and its effects on the school..
THE OPENING BELL WITH STEVE GRZANICH | OCTOBER 31, 2018
Titania, Bark’s CPO, was featured on The Opening Bell to discuss Bark, how it works, and why it is a necessary tool for all parents. Titania also discusses Bark’s “The Ultimate Parent Guide to YouTube.”
How Parents and Schools Can Work Together to Prevent Cyberbullying
THE JENNY MCCARTHY SHOW | OCTOBER 9, 2018
During the segment, Titania, CPO of Bark, discussed how Bark and Bark for Schools are used, how parents & schools can download and the dangerous incidents they have helped to prevent to date. Additionally, Titania discusses what parents should do if their child is bullying others, and the rising rates of mental health issues in teens.
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METRO | OCTOBER 1, 2018
“Social media is a filtered, curated portrayal of our peers’ lives and a sharp contrast to actual life,” Titania Jordan, Chief Parenting Officer of Bark, told Metro. “Photos of your friends have been airbrushed to add tans, blur cellulite, and remove stretch marks. This generation is feeling the brunt of ‘The Comparison Trap’ without being given the necessary perspective to see the entire picture.”
INTO TOMORROW | SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
During the segment, Titania Jordan, Bark’s CPO, notes that Bark monitors for dangerous digital content in regards to cyberbullying, sexting, sexual content, self-harm, suicide, mental health and more and will send an alert to parents via text or email with best recommended next steps to address the issue at hand.
CBN NEWS | SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
Titania Jordan, Bark CPO, discusses what the Bark app is and how it uses advanced technology to alert parents to potential dangerous/concerning activity on their children’s devices. In the segment, Titania also shares warning signs parents should look out for in relation to their children’s mental health.
PA LIVE | SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
In today’s digital age, children’s exposure to the internet is inevitable. Chief Parenting Officer at Bark, Titania Jordan is here to discuss tips, tricks, and the latest ways to keep kids safe while online, using social media, or text messaging.
GREAT DAY TB | AUGUST 31, 2018
In today’s digital age, children’s exposure to the internet is inevitable. So how do parents protect them from perils such as online predators, cyberbullying, sexual content, and threats of violence? CPO at Bark, Titania Jordan discusses tips, tricks, and the latest ways to keep kids safe while online, using social media, or text messaging.
TECH CRUNCH | AUGUST 28, 2018
Not to be confused with a dog-walking startup, Bark is a watchdog for kids’ and teens’ internet security. Today, it announces a $9 million Series A led by Signal Peak Ventures, with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, Symmetrical Ventures, Fuel Capital, Hallett Capital and Atlanta Seed Company.
VENTUREBEAT | AUGUST 28, 2018
Bark scans the content of kids’ phones and messages — even private messages. But it uses OAuth to connect social media accounts, meaning parents can deny it permission to access sensitive personal information, and Bark says it doesn’t store data on its servers.
DAILY BEAST | AUGUST 16, 2018
The Momo challenge first became popular in South America, according to Titania Jordan, the chief marketing officer at anti-cyberbullying company Bark.Us.
FOX BUSINESS | AUGUST 14, 2018
During the live segment, Titania explained what the MOMO Challenge is, how children can view it and how a young girl took her own life after viewing the challenge. Titania also discussed warning signs that parents can look out for that may indicate they are participating in dangerous online activities, and how apps like Bark can help parents stay on top of online challenges like these.
Leading Internet Safety App Bark Announces Their Expansion to Office 365 Accounts in Schools Nationwide
PR NEWSWIRE | AUGUST 13, 2018
Originally launched in February 2018 for schools using Google G Suite, Bark for Schools is available at no cost to all schools nationwide, and currently monitors over 1.7 million students.
LOCAL MEMPHIS | AUGUST 6, 2018
According to the family, police say the teen was lured away from home by a person he met on a video gaming messaging app called “Discord.”
DR. DREW PODCAST | AUGUST 1, 2018
During the segment, Titania, CPO of Bark.us, discussed what Bark is and how parents can use it to monitor their children’s online activity. Titania also discussed a recent study that shows that depressed teens can be comforted by social media, as well as Bark’s own findings from the almost 1 billion messages analyzed. Titania’s segment begins at the 19 minute mark.
COLORADO PARENT | JULY 24, 2018
Titania Jordan, CPO of Bark.us, discusses how parents can stay on top of the growing list of apps children are hiding from their parents. Here are 3 steps to take when discovering hidden apps on your child’s phone.
SAC & CO | JULY 23, 2018
Here’s how parents can send their kids to school in the coming weeks with a better understanding of how to keep them safe on both their personal and school-issued tech devices..
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH | JULY 19, 2018
A reader wrote into the publication expressing concerns about cyber bullies and asked how to keep their children safe while online. Titania noted that it’s important for parents know the parental controls of browsers and devices and to talk with their children and other parents often about what’s going on in their digital lives. For monitoring, Titania suggest parents to use the Bark app, which will alert them to risky apps downloaded now or in the future.
RUSH TO REASON | JULY 18, 2018
During the live radio segment, Titania discusses how Bark is used and how to download, as well as the success of Bark for Schools since its launch in February. Titania also shares how Bark differs from other monitoring apps and all of the different apps that Bark monitors (including the House Party app). Additionally, the host directs listeners to www.Bark.us to learn more and download.
SOUTH FLORIDA PARENTING | JULY 1, 2018
Titania Jordan, Bark’s Chief Parent Officer, discusses how Fortnite can be made safer for children, what to discuss before letting your child play the game, and making sure your child understands what information they should never share online or on video game devices.
CONSUMERS ADVOCATE | JUNE 11, 2018
Bark is honored to be named the number 1 app for parental controls for 2018 by the Consumers Advocate. “Bark offers one of the most comprehensive monitoring packages in the parental control app landscape, and does so at a very reasonable price.” High praise indeed!
VALLEY NEWS LIVE | JUNE 11, 2018
A new app Bark aims to keep kids safe by alerting parents to potentially dangerous content sent through social media accounts, email, and texts.
Morning Dose: Bark App Alerts Parents to Child Concerns
CW33 | JUNE 11, 2018
There’s a growing interest in Bark app, which monitors your child’s social media, text messages, and email, and will only send parents an alert if it identifies worrisome phrases that could suggest suicide, depression, threats against the self or others, cyberbullying, or being targeted by online predators.
WOAI | JUNE 8, 2018
Titania Jordan, Bark CPO, explains the types of online dangers Bark monitors for, including cyber bullying, sexting, online grooming from predators and more. Titania also discuss how Bark has helped stop 12 school shootings and bomb threats to date.
KGO 810 | JUNE 5, 2018
Titania Jordan, Bark CPO, discusses June being Internet Safety Month with Ethan Bearman. She also speaks about the annual statistics that Bark has compiled through their message analysis about the risks kids face online.
11 ALIVE | MAY 30, 2018
There are places online where secrets are traded. With just a few clicks users uncover a catalog of illicit photos organized by state, county, school and sex act. Titania Jordan, CPO of Bark, an app dedicated to making the web safer for children, explains how detrimental such photos can be for victims.
THE UNMILLENNIAL LIFE | MAY 28, 2018
With the recent school shootings heavy on everyone’s mind, educators are using technology as the first line of defense against school violence. Online Safety Expert, Titania Jordan, joins Fox News with the ways that Bark is helping schools prevent mass shootings.
ABC 13 HOUSTON | MAY 25, 2018
From credible threats made in schools, to teen suicide. There’s now an app that detects incidents like these, giving busy parents the ability to see what their teens are saying on their smartphones.
OZARKS FIRST | MAY 23, 2018
For families who worry about their children’s safety on the internet, the newest generation of monitoring services may be a parent’s best friend. Titania Jordan, Bark’s chief parent officer, discusses why the internet needs precautions, just like the real world.
KBTX-TV 3 | MAY 22, 2018
In the wake of the Santa Fe school shooting, one app company is calling itself a potential part of the solution. Bark is an app that monitors all of your child’s smartphone use so that you don’t have to.
ROMPER | MAY 23, 2018
Romper discusses the controversy surrounding the recently released movie Show Dogs and scenes that parents say promote a disturbing message about sexual abuse. Titania Jordan notes that it’s a good idea for parents to educate themselves on the best ways to address troubling movie scenes with their children.
MOM TALK RADIO | MAY 21, 2018
Titania Jordan, Bark’s Chief Parent Office, shares the importance of parents having conversations with their children about new trends in digital technology, online safety and digital permanence.
CENTRAL PENN PARENT | MAY 14, 2018
Chief Parent Officer, Titania Jordan discusses the potential dangers games like Fortnite can present for children and teens, how parents can tell if their children are playing Fortnite without their permission, and how parents can better monitor their kids’ gaming activities.
THE DOCTORS | APRIL 26, 2018
Titania Jordan, Bark Chief Parent Officer, discusses with the Doctors the growing presence of videogame predators. She talks about how these predators pose a danger to children, how they interact with children through videogames and how parents can keep their kids safe with their tech devices.
WSB-TV ATLANTA | MAY 3, 2018
Schools are using Bark to help keep children safe in schools. tracks your children’s social media activity, emails and texts. Bark is technology that keeps children safer online both at home and at schools.
DAILY MAIL | APRIL 25, 2018
Bark discusses the rise of teens SELF-bullying online. Titania Jordan, Bark Chief Parent Officer explains why kids are creating fake accounts to spam themselves with hate mail – and how to spot the warning signs in your own child.
NY METRO PARENTS | APRIL 25, 2018
Titania Jordan, Chief Parent Officer of Bark, an award winning app that monitors kids’ activities online and alerts parents of potential dangers, shares five ways parents can help keep their kids safe online.
CYBERGUY | MARCH 29, 2018
Listen to the podcast CyberGuy as Kurt Knutsson interviews Bark’s Chief Parenting Officer Titania Jordan to see how the Bark works and alerted a school about a potential shooting.
FOX BUSINESS | MARCH 28, 2018
Bark CPO, Titania Jordan, shares expert tips for helping to protect your child’s digital footprint. She discusses why sharing real names or personal information can lead to stolen identities, or even worse, predators can use this information to find a child in real life.
FORBES | MARCH 24, 2018
Forbes highlights Bark as a solution to the many problems that can arise through social media and cellphone use.
FOX & FRIENDS | MARCH 23, 2018
Host Ainsley Earhardt and Bark CPO Titania discuss how Bark and Bark for Schools works, current text slang words used by kids and teens, and the Pittsburgh school shooting that Bark is credited in helping to prevent.
The Jenny McCarthy Show
THE JENNY MCCARTHY SHOW | MARCH 18, 2018
Bark CPO Titania was featured on the Jenny McCarthy Show as a parenting expert. She discusses with the host how to use and download Bark, as well as the difference between Bark for Schools and Bark for Parents, highlighting the number of lives saved and school threats detected by both.
The David Webb Show
THE DAVID WEBB SHOW | MARCH 16, 2018
Titania Jordan, Chief Parenting Officer of Bark, an internet safety solution to keep kids and teens safe online on cyberbullying and how parents and schools can keep children safe online.
FOX 5 | MARCH 12, 2018
Bark Affiliate, Reginald Corbitt, founder of SafeCyber, warns parents about a popular app kids are using. What parents don’t realize about this app, Musical.ly, is that it can also be used to exploit children.
READER’S DIGEST | FEBRUARY 26, 2018
Bark CEO, Brian Bason, discusses why he decided to start Bark. He then explains how Bark differs from other digital safety apps and the shocking data that Bark has uncovered.
CBS 8 | FEBRUARY 20, 2018
Ayme Pankratz speaks about how she uses Bark to monitor her kid’s social media interactions which spark conversation around digital citizenship.
FOX BUSINESS | JANUARY 19, 2018
Titania Jordan, Chief Parenting Officer of Bark.us, discusses the recent Tide Pod Challenge and shares that while Tide should look to reformulate their product, as it may look like candy to small children, children/teens participating in the challenge most likely know the difference and should not be participating.
CBS NEWS | JANUARY 30, 2018
Titania Jordan, Bark CPO, discusses the ever-evolving text codes and explain that emojis may have a different meaning than what parents think. Titania then talks about how Bark helps parents monitor their children’s text and multimedia messages.
LIFEHACKER | JANUARY 2, 2018
It seems as though nearly every week a new study is published that contradicts the last one about how much screen time kids should—and shouldn’t—be allowed. But assuming you’ve decided to take the plunge and buy your child a phone, tablet or computer, the hard choices aren’t over—in fact, they’ve just started. Now, you’ll have to figure out just how much digital privacy to allow them.“You have instincts, and they’re there for a reason,” says Titania Jordan, chief parenting officer of Bark, a digital safety solution for parents.
TODAY | DECEMBER 22, 2017
Your kids have been begging for one, and now, you’ve finally decided it’s time for their first smartphone. That’s super exciting for them (and slightly terrifying for you). Since we can assume what’s coming once that connected device is activated and connected to wifi, here are a few tips to make the experience a more pleasant (and much safer) one for all involved.
FOX 5 | JANUARY 1, 2018
Parents need to learn the code works that their kids are communicating with on their text messages and social media posts. CPO Titania discusses how Bark is used, noting that it uses algorithms that look at bullying, suicidal ideation, sexually related things and shares recommending next best steps with parents.
November 11, 2017
AI researchers have had a big year in 2017 with the creation of multiple technologies intended to help prevent suicide. Bark is a tech company that uses machine learning to analyze user content via email, SMS, and social media platforms. The technology scans for language that might indicate a user is contemplating suicide and sends alerts to the individual’s guardian if it senses trouble based on their online correspondence.
October 22, 2017
In an article on the rising rate of teen suicide, Elizabeth Chuck of NBC news, discusses whether or not social media is a contributing factor. The article points out that apps like Bark, which use artificial intelligence to monitor children’s digital communications, can alert parents to possible dangers like bullying, sexting, or internet predators.
October 19, 2017
During a live radio segment, Bark CPO Titania Jordan examined the growing online dangers for children, including online predator news that broke in Denver the previous day, and how children’s anxiety and depression is at an all-time high.
October 18, 2017
Bark is highlighted as an app that does all the work for parents when it comes to monitoring their teens social media accounts for dangerous online behavior.
October 11, 2017
Bark is highlighted as a unique app helping parents make sure their children stay safer on social media. the technology makes sure that the Bark app doesn’t invade the privacy of your child, it simply keeps an eye out for those key online dangers.
October 9, 2017
Titania Jordan, Chief Parenting Officer at Bark, speaks with KMOV about how Bark is a digital safety solution for parents. The watchdog engine connects to dozens of social media accounts, plus email and texting, and then alerts parents to issues like cyberbullying.
September 28, 2017
CPO Titania Jordan discusses the most recent incident with MichaeLA of a Bronx, NY teenager stabbing two classmates (killing one) after claiming that he was being bullied.
September 13, 2017
A new study warns that the suicide attempts among young adults has risen alarmingly. Bark CPO Titana Jordan talks about the signs that parents should be watching out for that could be a seen a teen may be suicidal.
September 5, 2017
On platforms like Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Reddit, friends and strangers then go back and forth posting barbs about the person in the video, often including hurtful and humiliating attacks. Bark helps parents monitor children’s use of social media, alerting parents to potential issues of cyberbullying, sexting, drug-related content, internet predators, depression and suicidal thoughts
August 29, 2017
For the first time, a study on internet addiction is being funded by The National Institutes of Health, a signal that the problems stemming from excessive internet use may finally be getting the serious attention it deserves from the U.S. mental health community. Bark shares with CNBC 5 Tips To Keep Your Child From becoming Addicted To Tech.
August 28, 2017
Bark is honored to be featured on Inc. Video’s segment on 7 Incredibly Useful Back to School Apps. Let technology help you and your favorite student take on the school year.
August 24, 2017
Bark is an app that is designed to protect children and teens from online by using artificial intelligence to analyze their social media, text and email messages. It alerts the teens parents if it finds evidence of cyberbullying, suicidal thoughts, sexting or other risky online behavior.
August 2, 2017
Bark, a Village startup, is tackling online issues. Their technology alerts parents of potential problems instead of having to search for them such as cyberbullying, sexting, drug-related content, and signs of depression.
July 11, 2017
At Bark analysis of 500 million messages has so far helped save the lives of 25 kids who were considered imminently suicidal but whose parents didn’t know.
July 7, 2017
Bark combs through children’s social media activity across 20 platforms, as well as emails and texts – using advanced machine learning to detect signs of cyberbullying, sexting, drug use and/or depression.
June 23, 2017
Snapchat announced a new feature this week that allows users to see where their friends are posting on a map. While the new feature may make it easier than ever to find and communicate with friends and check in on what people are up to around the world, some internet safety experts worry it may be another headache for parents. Bark CPO Titania Jordan speaks with USA Today about some of those safety concerns.
June 20, 2017
Titania Jordan, chief parent officer at Bark, empathizes with the reasoning behind adding an age limit for smartphones, but ultimately thinks the endeavor is unrealistic. The devices in and of themselves are not the problem,” she adds. “It’s what they are doing on them, what they are seeing, and how long the are using them that needs to be tackled with responsible parenting.”
June 18, 2017
Bark, which charges $9 a month or $99 for one year, works with programs including Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Pinterest and Kik, and sends an alert to the child’s parents via email or text message if it detects a potential issue.
June 9, 2017
Bark is a solution to assist parents in keeping their children safe online. It’s essentially a way to link your kids social media accounts and messages so that if there are any signs of cyber bullying, or any other inappropriate types of behavior, the app can send alerts to notify you as the parent that there might be a problem to deal with.
June 9, 2017
Written communication among kids and teens today has morphed into such a confusing mixture of acronyms and emojis that it can almost make hieroglyphics more easily understood. This is why it’s important for parents to be up on the latest text slang.
June 8, 2017
Communicating via text can be incredibly convenient, but it can also be used as a tool by kids to hide things from their parents.
May 22, 2017
Bark is a new smartphone app that aims to help parents keep an eye on what their children do online and prevent them from various dangers on the internet.
May 21, 2017
If your teen has a smartphone, chances are they spend several hours a day on text and social media. While most terms are completely innocent, some child safety experts warn there can be more than meets the eye with texting codes.
May 13, 2017
Bark, a new app, says it can prevent suicide and help parents and officials monitor what’s going on between teens.
May 11, 2017
The stakes are high, as parents search for new ways to safeguard their children from the harmful side effects of online interaction. Bark lets the machine learning algorithm do all the work, operating in the background of apps and mining for red flags.
May 11, 2017
Whether its Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, almost everyone has some sort of social media account, especially teenagers.
What they post could be setting them up to be targets for online dangers. Brian Bason is the CEO of Bark discuss how Bark can be used alert parents to those dangers, including cyberbullying and online predators.
May 9, 2017
Bark CPO Titania Jordan speaks about Bark as an online safety platform technology and provides tips on how parents can protect their kids from online predator dangers, stressing the importance of open conversations.
May 9, 2017
Chief Parent Officer Titania Jordan discussing Bark as an online safety platform technology that specializes in keeping kids safe from cyberbullying, sexting, suicidal and depression thoughts. She provides tips on how parents can protect their kids against these dangers, as well as listing dangerous text slang to look out for.
May 3, 2017
One of the biggest disconnects between the tech-savvy children of today and their parents is the child’s need for privacy and the parent’s need to make sure their child is safe. Bark has the answer.
April 12, 2017 Issue
Titania Jordan, Bark Chief Parent Officer joined Steve to give a tutorial on the Bark app, which alerts parents when their teens are engaging in what could be unsafe behavior via texts, emails and social media like cyberbullying and sexting. The app can even spot the warning signs of depression and suicide. You can watch the clip here.
April 11, 2017 Issue
Start an open dialogue with your child, and be prepared to listen. It’s difficult for parents to know if their teen is a victim of cyberbullying. Brian Bason, CEO of Bark, talks about the five signs parents can look for if they suspect their child is being cyberbullied and the five things parents can do to help.
March 18, 2017
There’s a new social media game that is sending some kids to the emergency room. It’s called the “Eraser Challenge” also known as the “ABC Game” where kids vigorously rub an eraser across their arms while citing the ABC’s. Many parents are asking why someone would want to be a part of this dangerous challenge. “Tweens and Teens desire popularity and acceptance,” says Titania Jordan, chief parenting officer of an online aid for parents called Bark.
Spring 2017 Issue
Letting your kids roam the world wide web unsupervised can be a cause for concern for any parent. Bark lets you keep tabs on your kid’s internet activity and alerts you to any detrimental activity in the ways of cyberbullying, sexting, drug-related content, or signs of depression.
March 15, 2017
Bark CPO Titania Jordan is featured as a parenting expert on SiriusXM’s The Jenny McCarthy Show discussing how to step in if parents are alerted about their children experiencing cyberbullying and how bullying differs in today’s digital world.
March 15, 2017
Parents are finding new ways to protect teens online and still maintain their children’s trust and privacy. A service called Bark analyzes online activity and text messages for signs of cyber bullying, sexting and depression, and it alerts parents if anything suspicious is found. Bark CEO Brian Bason and Chief Parent Officer Titania Jordan join “CBS This Morning” to discuss their service.
March 12, 2017
Whether planned, pressured or otherwise, it’s important for parents to be in the know and talking to their kids about what they’re sending (or receiving) on their screens. We talked to Titania Jordan, Chief Parenting Officer of Bark, an easy-to-use monitoring tool that parents can use to help protect their children online from the risks of cyber bullying, sexting, drug use and even depression and suicide. Ahead, she answers every question or concern you may have about your little ones sexting.
February 23, 2017
We all know the dangers of the internet and as parents it’s hard to have any control over our kids social identity, but ironically enough technology is helping.
February 6, 2017
The age you purchase a phone for your child’s maturity and ability to handle ownership responsibly. With a little time and effort, you can put into place safety measures to help protect your children. Read Bark’s Complete Guide to Buying Your Child’s First Mobile Device for some tips.
February 2, 2017
As the use of technology in our day-to-day lives increases, so does the probability of our children being victimized by cyberbullies. Here are some resources parents can use to keep children safe.
January 27, 2017
Children who are bullied, either online or in real life, often experience fear, anxiety, low self-esteem and depression. In some cases these feelings can become so acute that suicide seems like the only answer to escape the harassment. Here is a look at some of the effects.
January 25, 2017
Smartphones and tablets often keep children or teens connected 24/7.How can parents monitor what their children are seeing or who they’re communicating with?
January 10, 2017
Children and teens communicate digitally for a number of reasons. Whether they are texting or chatting online, these forms of staying in touch are fast and also offer a layer of privacy away from adults. Check out these 21 texting slang terms that parents should have on their radar.
January 5, 2017
Bark, a watchdog internet safety program paired up with Rachel’s Challenge.
December 20, 2016
From hidden apps to something called “vault apps,” and secret text slang, your kids online usage seems to be getting sneakier by the day. Bark.us is a website and app that can help you navigate through the dangers of the tech world and how to keep our kids safe.
December 15, 2016
Bark’s Chief Parenting Officer discusses how Bark automates the process of monitoring your child’s social media, texting, and emails and gives teens and tweens a sense of privacy.
December 11, 2016
Most of us know the basic texting slang like “omg,” “lol,” and “brb,” but if you’ve gotten a peek at your child’s phone lately, you know there’s a whole crop of new lingo that most of us have no idea about.
December 2, 2016
Tis the season of lights, and the folks at Bark ― a watchdog company that provides digital safety services ― would like to shed some of that light on what your kids might be doing online.
December 1, 2016
Psychotherapist and Editor at Large for Live Happy Magazine Stacy Kaiser joined us live with dangerous text lingo all parents should know.
November 10, 2016
Now that my son has a phone, as do all his friends, it’s a whole new world of parenting. For now, he is content texting his friends yo, bruh, what’s up and watching sports clips, but there will soon be a time when social networks come more predominantly into play
November 2, 2016
Thinking of installing a parental control app on your kid’s phone? You’re not alone. Plenty of parents use such apps to keep their kids safe online and to provide themselves with some peace of mind.
October 29, 2016
We’ve got to protect our kids from the myriad of things out in the world that can harm them while still allowing them enough freedom to explore and gain their own life experiences. We also have to ensure they don’t while away the day surfing Instagram and streaming YouTube videos. Whew. Here are some tips to keep control of your kids’ online existence.
October 25, 2016
A new service named Bark launched recently, and it is designed for parents who are concerned about internet safety of their children.
October 19, 2016
Our children spend hours every day accessing the internet from smartphones, tablets, and home computers. It’s important to bring the family together to create and understand the rules around using devices and accessing the internet.
June 2, 2016
When innovators develop new ways to tackle global inequality and crisis, even the world’s biggest problems can become slightly more manageable.
May 12, 2016
Bark uses artificial intelligence to scan through social media messages and alert parents to potential cyber bullying, sexting and even depression.
May 10, 2016
Bark is featured on Techcrunch as a finalist as part of the Techcrunch NYC Disrupt 2016 Startup Battlefield.
May 4, 2016
Bark is featured on the CBS Eyewitness News detailing the value of Bark in helping to keep children safe online along with some lesser known threats like mobile apps masking themselves as a calculator or camera, while really a private social messaging tool under the covers.
March 21, 2016
Trent, a father who uses a tracking app to monitor his kids online activities, was surprised to learn of his daughter’s drug use. Trent shares his story with The Doctors in an attempt to educate other parents on how they can protect their children.
Software designed to increase online security for children [Savannah Morning News, Ga.]
February 12, 2016
Smartphones, Facebook, Instagram and Vine have drastically changed the way we communicate. We can virtually connect with anyone in the world with the touch of a button — but that connectivity has also raised a big question among parents.
February 6, 2016
Concerned about cyberbullies, predators and general danger which lurks around every corner on the internet, one father signed up for an app which is designed to monitor a child’s online activity and alert their parent to potential dangers. It only took less than a month for him to get an alert that his seventeen-year-old daughter was up to something.
February 4, 2016
Daunted by the prospect of keeping up with his two teenage daughters’ activity on social media to protect them from predators or cyberbullies, one father signed up for a new app that monitors their activity online — only to discover that his 17-year-old had gotten involved with drugs while out with the family car.
February 9, 2016
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – Tuesday is “Safer Internet Day,” which means people from over 100 countries across the globe are working to have safer and better Internet.
The push for more responsible use of technology can be online through your computer, or through your phone or tablet. The goal is to tackle things like cyber bullying, and a Richmond Hill father is doing his part as well. He’s started an online tool called “Bark,” that will monitor your children’s email and social media accounts and send you an alert if they find something suspicious, such as sexting or depression, without you having to dig through their phones.