How Bark Works

Learn about our screen time management, web filtering, and content monitoring features.

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Learn about our screen time management, web filtering, and content monitoring features.

Content Monitoring

Bark monitors texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and social media platforms for signs of issues like cyberbullying, sexual content, online predators, depression, suicidal ideation, threats of violence, and more.

You can get email and text alerts when Bark detects potential issues so you can talk to your child and make sure everything is OK.

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Bark monitors texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and social media platforms for signs of issues like cyberbullying, sexual content, online predators, depression, suicidal ideation, threats of violence, and more.

You can get email and text alerts when Bark detects potential issues so you can talk to your child and make sure everything is OK.

Connect

Connect dozens of accounts so that our advanced Artificial Intelligence can monitor your children’s online activities for signs of digital danger.

Detect

Bark runs quietly in the background in search of issues that might indicate that something is wrong in your child’s online world.

Alert

Get automatic alerts via email and text when Bark’s algorithms detect potential risks, so you don’t have to comb through every post and text.

Alerts help keep your kids safe

Get alerts when there’s something you might need to know about.

See more details by reviewing each issue.

Get tips and recommendations for handling each situation.

Screen Time and Web Filtering

Families can manage when their kids can access the internet on their devices, as well as which sites they’re able to visit.

You can set bedtimes and block access to a wide variety of websites — including streaming, gaming, and adult content, and more.

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Families can manage when their kids can access the internet on their devices, as well as which sites they’re able to visit.

You can set bedtimes and block access to a wide variety of websites — including streaming, gaming, and adult content, and more.

Download the App

Install our companion app for kids onto your child’s iOS or Android device.

Set Healthy Limits

Set bedtimes for each child and pause internet access whenever they need downtime.

Customize Filters

Select from 17 different website categories or decide as a family which specific sites to block or allow.

Get Notified

Receive alerts if your child attempts to visit a blocked site containing sexual content.