Bark helps protect more than 5 million kids across the U.S. and has alerted parents to tens of millions of potential issues. In 2020, we analyzed more than 2.1 billion messages across texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and social media platforms in our annual report. Noted findings include:
- 76.7% of tweens and 82.0% of teens experienced cyberbullying as a bully, victim, or witness.
- 45.5% of tweens and 66.3% of teens engaged in conversations about depression.
- 70.9% of tweens and 87.9% of teens encountered nudity or content of a sexual nature.
- 41.4% of tweens and 66.6% of teens were involved in a self-harm/suicidal situation.
- 78.0% of tweens and 91.1% of teens engaged in conversations surrounding drugs/alcohol.
- 88.5% of tweens and 94.1% of teens expressed or experienced violent subject matter/thoughts.
To date, Bark has also helped prevent 16 school shootings and offers free content monitoring for more than 2,800 schools and districts nationwide