Summer Rules for Social Media

The Bark Team | June 13, 2017 | Internet Safety Tips

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**This post was updated on May 17, 2023**

Summer is here! With school officially out, kids will have a lot more unstructured time over the next few months. To help your family strike the perfect balance between screen time and sprinkler sessions, we’ve created this summer rules checklist you can print out and stick to the fridge. (We also have a more in-depth technology contract available if you want to start from scratch with rules about device handling and screen time).

As you probably know already, excessive screen time can sometimes lead to an increase in potentially concerning issues — cyberbullying, depression, communications with online predators, and more. If you have kids staying at home this summer while you’re at work, our award-winning service can help you breathe a little easier. Bark monitors text messages, email, YouTube, and 30+ of the most popular social media apps and platforms for possible dangers. And with our screen time management and web filtering features, you can set healthy boundaries around which sites your kid can access on their devices — and when they can get online.

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