The Bark Blog

November 22, 2023

Must-Read Books That Teens Will Actually Enjoy

No matter how inundated we are with social media, video games, and TV shows, nothing ...

Everything You Need to Know About Bark’s Content Monitoring

The term “monitoring” gets thrown around a lot these days when it comes to online ...

November 20, 2023

5 Things Every Parent Needs to Hear About Porn

Odds are, your parents probably didn’t have the porn talk with you when you were ...

November 17, 2023

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Celebrating a Year with the Bark Phone

It’s been a year since we launched the Bark Phone, and we’ve had quite a ...

November 16, 2023

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Best Gifts for Teens That Don’t Have a Screen: 2023 Non-tech Gift Guide

If you ask your teen what they want for their birthday or the holiday season, ...

November 15, 2023

Ask Titania: How Do I Walk Back My Kid’s Tech Use?

Dear Titania, I recently decided to give my 11-year-old son an iPhone. It’s his first ...

November 12, 2023

Bark helps families manage and protect their children’s digital lives.

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Anonymous Cyberbullying

It seems every few weeks a new app emerges that allows for anonymous commenting on ...

July 27, 2017

Cyberbullying And Teens

Effects Of Cyberbullying On Children

*Updated: This post was first published May 10, 2016* From social media to online gaming to ...

June 22, 2017

Bark App Updates: Bark for Kids Companion Apps!

We're excited to announce the Bark For Kids companion apps! The Bark for Kids companion ...

June 14, 2017

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Summer Rules for Social Media

**This post was updated on May 17, 2023**Summer is here! With school officially out, kids will ...

June 13, 2017

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Bark Guide to Netflix Parental Controls

There’s no doubt that Netflix is by far the most popular streaming service in the ...

June 02, 2017

How to Talk to Your Kids About Bark

Part 3: How To Talk To Teens About Bark’s Monitoring Service

Welcome to the final installment of our how-to series on talking to your kids about using ...

May 31, 2017

Part 2: How To Talk To Tweens About Bark’s Monitoring Service

Welcome to part 2 of our our 3-part series on how to talk to tweens ...

May 31, 2017

How To Talk To Younger Kids About Bark's Monitoring Service

Part 1: How To Talk To Younger Kids About Bark’s Monitoring Service

Welcome to part 1 of our three-part series on how to talk to your kids ...

May 31, 2017

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How Much Screen Time Is Healthy For A Teenager?

How much screen time is healthy for a teenager? It’s the question parents ask themselves constantly ...

May 22, 2017

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Bark Check-Ins: Keep Track of Your Kids in Real Life

**This blog post was updated on April 9, 2021.** Check-Ins are an easy way for ...

May 11, 2017

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What Tracking My Teen Taught Me About Trust

As parents we walk a fine line between offering our children freedom to good choices and ...

May 05, 2017

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