Products & Pricing

Bark Phone

From $39 USD /mo

Bark App

From $14 USD /mo

Bark Home

From $6 USD /mo

Which Bark product works for my family?

Features
Bark Phone
Bark Premium
Bark Home
Add unlimited devices and accounts Add unlimited devices and accounts
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  • One Bark account covers all of your kids and their devices — phones, tablets, and Chromebooks
Powerful website & app blocking Powerful website & app blocking
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  • Block or allow specific websites and apps
  • Block or allow 18 different categories of content
  • Get an alert if your child tries to visit blocked websites
Custom screen time schedules Custom screen time schedules
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  • Create unique screen time schedules for each child
  • Set rules for bedtime, school time, and free time
  • Deactivate the internet whenever needed
Location check-ins & alerts Location check-ins & alerts
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  • Get alerts when your child arrives at or leaves pre-set locations
  • Verify your child’s location no matter where they roam
  • Receive directions to their checked-in location, if needed
Text, app & social media monitoring Text, app & social media monitoring
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  • Monitor texts, emails, and 30+ social media platforms and apps for concerning content
  • Unlimited activity scanning
  • Sentiment insights from your child’s activity
Alerts for potential dangers Alerts for potential dangers
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  • Cyberbullying
  • Online predators
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Depression/mental health
  • Violence
  • Sextortion
  • Alcohol/drugs
  • Sexual content
  • Hate speech
  • Dangerous organizations
  • Medically concerning content
  • Aggressive marketing messages
  • Profanity
  • Phishing
  • Risky new contact
  • Risky app/site usage
Texts can’t be deleted without permission Texts can’t be deleted without permission
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  • You decide as a parent whether messages can be removed from the Bark Phone.
Remote alarms Remote alarms
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  • Set one-time or recurring alarms to go off on your child's Bark Phone.
App & contact approvals App & contact approvals
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  • Stay on top of what your child is installing and who they can talk to.

FAQs

How is a Bark Phone different from a phone with the Bark app?

Because Bark’s software is built directly into the phone, it automatically monitors texts, emails, social media, and apps. Bark also can't be deleted from the Bark Phone, which helps ensure the settings you put into this cell phone for kids will stay.

The Bark Phone also offers exclusive features that the app doesn’t, including:

  • Contact approvals
  • App install approvals
  • Remote alarms
  • Daily screen time limits
  • Completely tamper-proof settings
How much does the Bark Phone cost?

The Bark Phone is free! No hefty deposit or long contract is required, and after 90 days, the phone is yours to keep. We’re confident your family will love the Bark Phone, but if you need to cancel your subscription, just return your non-damaged phone to us and you’re all set.

Our monthly subscription plans range from $39/month to $89/month.

Plans include the device, our built-in parental controls, unlimited talk & text, data (if you need it), and a Bark Premium subscription for the entire family.

Choose the plan that fits your family's needs. 

Starter plan:

  • $39/month for unlimited talk, text, and no internet, app store, or games

Advanced plans:

  • $49/month for unlimited talk, text, and Wi-Fi only (no data)
  • $59/month for unlimited talk, text, and 4GB data
  • $69/month for unlimited talk, text, and 8GB data
  • $89/month for unlimited talk, text, and data1

1 After exceeding 35GB/month of data use, data speeds will be reduced for the remainder of the monthly billing cycle. After exceeding 50GB/month of data usage, data speeds may be reduced further and/or data connection may be turned off for the remainder of the monthly billing cycle.

How much does the Bark app cost?

We offer two plans — Bark Premium and Bark Jr — a single subscription covers every child and device in your family, with no limit on accounts, devices, or kids. Both plans come with a 7-day free trial:

Bark Premium ($14/month or $99/year)

  • Parent’s top choice for comprehensive coverage.
  • Monitor and receive alerts for your child’s social media, phones, tablets, and computers.
  • Manage screen time, block specific websites and apps, and track their location.

Bark Jr ($5/month or $49/year)

  • Gain control over screen time, block unwanted websites and apps, and filter inappropriate content.
  • Track your child's whereabouts with live GPS, location alerts, and check-in features.
How does content monitoring work?

Add one of your child's devices or social media accounts to be monitored. Then — thanks to our comprehensive AI, we'll start sending you alerts about potentially harmful activities on those devices and accounts.

You can also customize how sensitive you would like the alerts to be. Don't care about profanity but want all alerts about drugs? No problem.

Does Bark have an iOS app?

Yes, click here to download our iOS app for parents. This app allows you to review alerts, add children, connect accounts, update notification settings, and more.

The Bark Kids app will need to be installed on your child's iOS device to block apps and sites.

The Bark Desktop App will need to be installed on a Windows or Mac computer to monitor the iOS device texts, photos, videos, WhatsApp, and Kik for issues. (Don't have a computer? You can use the Bark Home in place of a computer for iOS monitoring).

What can I do with Bark's parental controls for iOS?

Bark's parental controls for iOS devices give you the power to monitor your child’s online activities in a groundbreaking way. 

Our content monitoring uses advanced AI to scan messages, posts, comments, replies, web searches, and so much more to find potential dangers. If something concerning is found, you’ll get a timely alert so you can check in and make sure everything is okay. Learn more about what Bark monitors on iOS devices here.

In addition to monitoring, Bark also lets you manage screen time, block websites & apps, and track location 24/7.

These key features of our iPhone parental monitoring app work together to build a powerful digital safety net to help you protect your child online and in real life.

Does Bark have an Android app?

Yes, click here to download our Android app. The app allows you to review alerts, add children, connect accounts, update your notification settings, and more.

The Bark for Kids app will need to be installed on your child's Android device to allow Bark to monitor content, manage screen time, and block websites on the device.

What can Bark's parental controls for Android devices do?

Bark's parental controls for Androids give you the power to monitor your child’s online activities in a groundbreaking way. 

Our content monitoring uses advanced AI to scan messages, posts, comments, replies, web searches, and so much more to find potential dangers. If something concerning is found, you’ll get a timely alert so you can check in and make sure everything is okay. Learn more about what Bark monitors on Android devices here.

In addition to monitoring, Bark also lets you manage screen time, block websites & apps, and track location 24/7.

These key features work together to build a powerful digital safety net to help you protect your child online and in real life.

Is the Bark Phone available outside the U.S.?

Right now, the Bark Phone for kids is only available for families located in the U.S.

Is the Bark app available outside the U.S.?

The Bark app is currently available in the United States, South Africa, Guam, and Australia. We’re continually working to bring Bark to more families around the world.

What kinds of devices can Bark Home manage?
  • Smart TVs
  • Gaming consoles (Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo)
  • Tablets
  • Computers
  • Cell phones
How do the Bark Home's internet parental controls work?

The Bark Home’s internet parental controls work by allowing you to block websites and apps and set screen time schedules on your child’s home devices — things like TVs, tablets, gaming consoles, and computers. It works on phones — iOS and Android — too!

You can also help protect them from potentially inappropriate content like porn, gaming sites, and excessive violence. You can also set up schedules where your kid can only access the internet on these devices at certain times, like after dinner or only on weekends. It’s up to you!

The Bark Home is a small device that plugs into your home’s Wi-Fi router, and it works by allowing or not allowing content at different times. 

Our internet parental controls can give you peace of mind that your child is not getting into anything they shouldn’t, which is the perfect way to help keep them safe online and in real life.

Is my router compatible with Bark Home?

Check this list to see if your router is compatible with Bark Home. You can also look into routers that come with Bark built in.

Don't see your specific router? No problem! The majority of routers are compatible or can be adjusted to be compatible with Bark Home. If you have questions, please reach out to our team.

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