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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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Teen Dating Violence Resources

February, a month known for love, is also appropriately designated as Teen Dating Violence Awareness ...

February 28, 2017

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Teen Dating: What You Need To Know About Romance in the Digital Age

**This blog post was updated on September 8, 2021.** Whether your teen has already started ...

February 24, 2017

Pink Shirt Day: Wearing Anti Bullying Shirts

On February 22nd, you might come across the hashtags #PinkShirtDay or #PinkShirtPromise on social media. ...

February 16, 2017

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Top 4 Reasons Kids Don’t Report Bullying

Bullying is pervasive in today’s day and age. Kids experience bullying at school, online, or even ...

February 11, 2017

What Are Your Teens Texting? Decoding Teen Text Slang

**Note: This post was updated on August 6, 2023.** Text slang is code children use ...

January 19, 2017

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Is Snapchat Safe For Kids?

Is Snapchat safe for kids? Snapchat is one of the fastest-growing social media apps available ...

January 14, 2017

Why Does Bullying Happen On Instagram?

Cyberbullying is a rising concern, and it’s one that typically has no real legal repercussions ...

January 07, 2017

The Top Apps Parents Should Monitor to Protect Their Kids

**This post was updated on August 8, 2023.** Engaged parents know the challenges kids face ...

January 01, 2017

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Understanding Cyber Threats: A Guide to Phishing, Spoofing, Ghosting, and Catfishing

Keeping up with the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats and the terms used to describe ...

December 23, 2016

Gender-Based Marketing And How It Can Lead to Bullying

When you think of marketing, chances are good that your mind is drawn to things ...

November 13, 2016

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LGBTQ+ Bullying: 5 Tips For Parents

Only a couple decades ago, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) children kept to themselves ...

November 04, 2016

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