Bark vs Airdroid

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Bark vs. Airdroid
Screen time schedules
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Set custom rules for school time, bedtime, and free time
You can manage available time on devices, set the total screen time, or make rules for specific apps
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Block specific sites and apps or choose from 19 categories, including adult content, gaming, and streaming sites — all on any browser
Block websites and apps
Anytime internet pausing
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Disable the internet whenever needed — no matter where your kids are
You can block apps instantly
Content monitoring
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Scans online activities like texts, emails, and social media platforms for concerning content
Airdroid has spyware that lets you remotely view and listen to your children's surroundings via their mobile devices. You can also use Screen Mirroring to look at the current screen of your child’s device
Alerts for potential dangers
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Get email/text notifications for issues like cyberbullying and sexual content
You don’t necessarily get alerts for dangers — you get every social media alert. When your child's device receives a notification from any app, you will get the notification content synchronously.
YouTube restricted mode
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Keep restrictions in place no matter how YouTube is accessed while connected to Bark
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Location tracking
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Check your child’s location in real time on a map

Receive location alerts when child arrives or leaves pre-set locations

Get your child’s exact location with check-ins
Track the real-time location of your child's device and view the location history. Set specific geographic areas and receive instant alerts when your kids enter or leave the geo-fenced zones.
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Bark only alerts you to potential issues so you can save time and help protect your child while also building trust
The Remote Camera and One-Way Audio will help you remotely view and listen to your children's surroundings via their mobile devices. You can also use Screen Mirroring to look at the current screen of the child's device.

With Bark, you can:

Monitor content

Manage screen time

Block websites

Track location

Our Products & Prices

Save up to 42%

Bark Jr

Our entry-level product is perfect for younger kids.

$ 5 USD /month
$ 49 USD /year with annual plan
  • Manage screen time
  • Filter which websites your kids can visit
  • Keep up with kids with location alerts and check-ins
  • Monitor texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and platforms
  • Get alerts for issues like cyberbullying, online predators, suicidal ideation, and more


How does Bark work?

Content Monitoring

Bark uses advanced machine learning and statistical analysis techniques to recognize potential problems. Simple keyword searches are not enough to detect the majority of issues, which is why our parental control app uses contextual analysis and natural language processing to determine when something serious might be happening.

For example, Bark knows the difference between a kid saying “This homework makes me wanna kill myself,” versus “Nobody cares about me!! I wanna kill myself.” Our algorithm also keeps up with the latest in teen slang.

Screen Time Management and Website Blocking

Families can manage not only when their kids can access the internet on their devices, but also which sites and apps they can visit.

You can create custom profiles for each child in your house, create screen time schedules, and manage access to a wide variety of websites — including video streaming, gaming, adult content, and more.

How do I get started with Bark?

To get started, simply visit our sign-up page or download our app for parents (iOSAndroid). From there, you’ll be able to select the product (Bark Premium or Bark Jr) that’s right for your family and get step-by-step instructions.

If you’re interested in the Bark Phone, learn more about it and choose the plan that’s right for your family and place your order. 

As for the Bark Home, you can order one here.

How does Bark's phone monitoring app for parents compare with others?

Bark's phone monitoring app for parents not only provides comprehensive coverage to all the top apps and devices, but also takes the crucial extra step of helping families navigate the issues raised by alerts.

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Bark was created by parents, for parents, to offer a better, easier, and more effective way to help families create healthy digital habits.