Bark vs Canopy

Bark vs Canopy UI comparison

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Bark vs. Canopy
Location sharing
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Bark
Get location alerts when child arrives or leaves a location. Request child’s exact location with check-ins.
Canopy
GPS map allows real-time location tracking
Blocking
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Bark
Block specific sites and apps or choose from 19 categories, including adult content, gaming, and streaming sites
Canopy
Block websites and apps and choose whether or not they’re filtered for sexual content
Screen time
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Bark
Set custom rules for school time, bedtime, and free time
Canopy
Set healthy limits on screen time by easily creating daily or weekly rules for when your child can go online
Monitoring
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Bark
Bark scans text messages, emails, photos, videos, and 30+ apps and social media platforms for 19 categories including sexual content, bullying, online predators, suicidal ideation, and more.
Canopy
Canopy uses artificial intelligence to scan, detect, and eliminate explicit content on web browsers and many popular apps in milliseconds, before it reaches their screen.
Alerts for inappropriate images
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Bark
Alerts are sent for inappropriate images in texts, apps, and social media
Canopy
If it detects a risky photo, Canopy immediately prevents your child from accessing or sharing it until it is deleted or reviewed by you, the parent.
Alerts for sexual content across multiple platforms and forms of communication
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Bark
Alerts are sent for both explicit images and words in text messages, photos, videos, emails, and 30+ social media platforms and apps
Canopy
Currently, Canopy monitors all Internet browsing (including images, text, videos, and URLs), all photos taken on or downloaded to Android devices, and most photos taken on or downloaded to iOS devices. Canopy does not currently scan text messages, emails, phone calls, content within non-browser apps, or videos taken on your child’s device.
Alerts for cyberbullying, online predators, suicidal ideation, and more
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Bark
Bark monitors 19+ different types of potential issues, including bullying, suicidal ideation, depression, online predators, drug/alcohol use, and more
Canopy
Currently only alerts for sexual content and porn
Image removal & image blocking
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Bark
Bark doesn’t remove content, but will send you an alert for concerning content.
Canopy
Removes images and replaces them with a white square in web browsers. Blocks concerning images from child’s device and alerts parents. Sends parents a copy of a potential sext for review.
Add unlimited devices and kids
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Bark
Just $99/year to protect your entire family and all their devices
Canopy
3 devices: $7.99/month. 5 devices: $9.99/month. 10 devices: $15.99/month.

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Bark Jr.

Our entry-level product is perfect for younger kids.

$ 5 /month
$ 49 /year with annual plan
Features
  • 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

Bark vs Canopy FAQs

Can you compare Bark vs Canopy?

Of course! This page should walk you through exactly how Bark is a more comprehensive tool for families than Canopy is. To summarize, Bark offers more rigorous website blocking features, allows you to create custom screen time rules, and much more!

Bark vs Canopy: Which offers better website blocking?

Bark offers more comprehensive website blocking. Canopy lets you block some sites on Android devices, but Bark lets you block any app or website on iPhones, Androids, and more!

For content monitoring, which is better: Bark vs Canopy?

Canopy only monitors content for one category (sexual content) and only for photos saved to your child’s device. Canopy does not scan text messages, emails, content within non-browser apps, or videos.

Bark monitors texts, emails, social media apps, and more for issues like cyberbullying, suicidal ideation, and online predators. Bark's coverage is comprehensive.

Bark vs. Canopy

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