The Bark Phone
The best smartphone alternative for kids & teens — powered by Bark's parental controls.
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Created in collaboration with parents, the Bark Phone combines Bark’s industry-leading parental control software with the sleek, stylish design of a Samsung A13.
The Bark Phone – Wi-Fi Data Plan for Young Kids & Teens
All of the Bark Phone data plans can be easily set to text and call only to be used as a non-smartphone or basic flip phone with no internet access. Our parental controls are customizable to allow parents to block everything or open up access to specific apps and the internet as kids or teens are ready. These settings can be adjusted easily by parents remotely through our award-winning parental control dashboard.
Our Wi-Fi data plan option allows texting, calling and real-time location tracking without the phone needing access to Wi-Fi. When connected to Wi-Fi, parents control access to apps, the internet, set screen time limits, and manage contacts. Bark’s parental controls also give parents the ability to monitor phone activity, text messages, and social media for signs of cyberbullying, inappropriate content, and more.
The only phone that comes with Bark built in
Bark’s award-winning monitoring tool scans your child’s texts, emails, social media, and apps for digital dangers and sends you alerts.
A kid's phone that doesn't look like a kid's phone
This isn’t a clunky “kid phone,” which can embarrass teens and tweens. It’s a state-of-the-art Samsung that has robust parental controls.
You call the (digital) shots
Every family — and kid — is different, which is why the Bark phone allows you to add and remove the parental controls you think are best.
Tamper-proof parental controls you can feel confident about
Children can’t delete Bark, download workaround VPNs, or change the parental controls you set.
Real-life Bark families. Real-life stories.
Dorothea S.February 12
Love! love! love! the bark phone!!!! I can’t say enough good things about Bark. This is everything i wanted in a phone for my daughter. You have no idea this moms frustration trying to find something easy and where my kid can’t disable the VPN that makes it work!!! every parent needs this for their kid…of any age!!!!!22 comments
Heather W.March 9
I have used the bark app (and now, the bark phone for my youngest) across both droid and apple devices to keep me updated on current lingo and issues that I need to address with my kids for over 5 years. Thank you for the education, extra set of eyes/ears, and your heart, Bark people!33 comments
Prjrm M.January 9
Finally I have access to a phone that I trust in my kids hands! I have access to and control over all of my kids phone activity through the parent app on my phone. It alerts me to any activity on their phone that the filter catches as possible issues. Only I can approve the apps my kids want to download. I set time limits. I love it!20 comments
Jessie J.April 5
I have loved our bark phone for my 10 year old. Great starter phone. Establishes healthy phone habits and I can rest assured that I don’t have to hound/search her phone! It actually provides freedom for my kids.24 comments
Jena R.January 10
Bark is the best decision my husband and I made. We have a 15 year old and although that may sound a bit old for monitoring, it is the best thing for us and our teen because it alerts us on potentially dangerous situations and it holds her accountable for how she conducts herself online. I can’t see why anyone would discourage this. Thanks Bark!9 comments
Stephanie W.December 20
Bark has changed our family’s lives. No exaggerating here. There are so many things I wouldn’t have known or seen if we didn’t subscribe, and I’m an IT person that knows firewalls & security. Bark does so much more, especially since most of this behavior happens over the phones that can be turned off from my firewall.52 comments
Marianne H.March 15
Thanks a ton. You have not only helped me protect my kids, but helped us have better and more open conversations. My kids live in a blended home, and this helps us be on the same page when we teach right and wrong and flat out dangerous16 comments
Kimberly S.January 16
I have had this for about a month. It has absolutely produced excellent conversations and has built trust. My approach is not “gotcha” but “I love you and this helps me support you”. My children understand I trust them but I need to be alerted to some things. This has been a great fit for our family.9 comments
Pricing & Details
No upfront cost. No contract required. Cancel anytime.
- Bark Phone with USB-C charging cord
- Comes with a subscription to Bark Premium for the entire family
- Includes exclusive Bark Phone features like undeletable texts, location tracking, remote phone lock, and more
- Free transfer of your kid's current phone number to the Bark Phone
- Protective case
- Unlimited talk and text with data plans that fit your family’s needs
- Free shipping
Features You'll Love
Monitor texts, apps, social media, and web searches
Get alerts for digital dangers in your child’s online activities with Bark’s advanced technology.
Track location for peace of mind
Worry less when your kid is out and about with our GPS-powered location tracking.
Block websites and apps
Help protect your child from harmful and distracting content on the internet.
Approve app downloads
Stay on top of the apps your child has and decide which ones are okay to get.
Set app time limits
Help set healthy boundaries around when your child can use their favorite apps.
Remotely lock the phone
Limit access to apps and messaging whenever your child needs a break.
Manage calls and contacts
Help protect your kid from strangers by choosing who they can talk to. Parents approve new contacts and can now set emergency contacts that can be used when the phone is locked down.
Receive alerts for dangers
Get notified of issues like bullying, online predators, sexual content, and suicidal ideation.
Rest assured your kid can’t delete texts
With the Bark Phone, there’s no way that kids can erase messages they send or receive. Parents can delete inappropriate messages in the parental control dashboard.
See How Bark Stacks Up Against the Competition
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The Bark Phone is a Samsung A13. We purposely designed it so that it wouldn’t be recognizable as a “kiddie” phone. No one will know it’s a Bark Phone unless you tell them. Bark’s powerful parental controls are all internal — there’s no Bark branding, logos, or other tell-tales that would broadcast it as a kid’s phone.
It comes with all the standard features of a Samsung A13 phone.
Bark Phone plans start at $49/month with no contract required. We have three monthly data options to fit your family’s needs:
- $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
The Bark Phone is the result of years of experience in the online safety industry and real-life conversations with the people whose opinion counts the most: families raising kids with phones in the digital age.
We’ve created a device that integrates Bark’s software seamlessly, resulting in a comprehensive and robust parental control experience.
It also comes with exclusive features that weren’t possible with just a downloadable app. The Bark Phone gives parents unprecedented oversight of their child’s online experience, including GPS-powered location tracking, call blocking, contact management, and automatic monitoring for texts and many apps and social media platforms.
Its native controls are tamper-proof, providing parents with peace of mind that the rules they set stay in place. Bark can’t be deleted, even if you factory reset it.
The best part of the Bark Phone? It grows with your child as they mature. For younger kids, you can keep the phone locked down with as little functionality as a flip phone. As they get older, you can add in additional freedoms, functionality, and apps — or scale back anytime boundaries are needed.
- USB-C charging cord
- Unlimited talk and text
- Protective case
- A data plan that fits your family’s needs
- Bark Premium subscription for the Bark Phone as well as for all of the other devices and accounts in your family
Right now, the Bark Phone is only available for families located in the U.S.
You know your child best, which is why the Bark Phone gives you full control over the apps they can access. You can block every app that a Samsung A13 could download, or you can allow them all — or somewhere in between, which is where most families will fall.
The Bark Phone is powered by the award-winning technology that made the Bark app a trusted name for families across the world. It’s the result of years of experience understanding what families need and want when it comes to kids’ devices.
Secondly, we made it completely customizable, because every family — and kid — is different. For younger kids, you can make the Bark Phone work essentially like a non-smartphone. As they get older and become ready for more responsibility, you can add in functionality and access to web browsing, apps, social media, and more.
After contacting Bark to cancel, you’ll receive instructions on how to send the Bark Phone back, along with free shipping.
Please package your Bark Phone (keeping it in its protective case) and charging cord into a box or mailer and use the shipping label to return the package at no cost. The package can be dropped off at any participating FedEx shipping facility.
If you have further questions, contact us for help.
- What's Included
Quick start guide
- Product Name
- Galaxy A13 32GB
- Phone Style
- Operating System
- Android 12
- Internal Memory
- 32 GB
- Screen Size
- 6.6 inches
- Water Resistant
- Phone Memory (RAM)
- 3 GB
- Front-Facing Camera
- 8 MP
- Rear-Facing Camera
- 50 MP
- Processor Model
- Exynos 850
- Internet Connectable
- Voice Assistant Built-in
- Google Assistant
- Wireless Technology
- 2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE, LTE
- Model Number
- Bluetooth Enabled
- Charging Interface
- USB Type C
- Data and coverage provided by Bark
- Email Capable
- Mobile Hotspot Capability
- Built-In GPS
- Accelerometer, barometer, fingerprint sensor, geomagnetic sensor, proximity sensor
- Voice Activated
- Wireless Charging
- Headphone Jack
- Display Type
- Screen Resolution
- 2400 x 1080
- Touch Screen
- Integrated Camera
- Yes, Front and Back
- Battery Capacity
- 5000 milliampere hours
- Camera Resolution (Front)
- 8.0 MP
- Camera Resolution (Rear)
- 50.0 MP + 5.0 MP + 2.0 MP + 2.0 MP
- Video Recording Resolution
- FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps
- Main Camera - Flash
- Main Camera - Auto Focus
- Front Camera - F Number
- Front Camera - Auto Focus
- Main Camera - F Number (Multiple)
- F1.8, F2.2, F2.4, F2.4