Top 5 reasons the Bark Phone is the best starter phone
Giving your kid a phone is a big decision — Bark makes it a little easier by giving you control over nearly everything.
1. Grows with your child
Start off with text and talk only, and then gradually add in functions when they’re ready.
2. A kid’s phone that doesn’t look like a kid’s phone
This isn’t a clunky “kid’s phone,” which can embarrass children. It’s a state-of-the-art Samsung that has robust parental controls.
3. 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.
4. The only phone that comes with Bark built in
Bark’s award-winning monitoring tool scans your child’s texts and apps for digital dangers and sends you alerts.
5. Location tracking for peace of mind
GPS-powered location tracking lets you see where your kid is when they’re out and about.
Features you’ll love
Is my kid ready for a phone?
We’ve created a quiz to help you make this big decision.
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!!!!!2 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!6 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!2 comments
Stephanie R.April 5
We have this and are very grateful for it. It’s alerted us to bullying that was taking place in a group chat. It has alerted us as well to topics my son searched on YouTube. Topics that we felt should be discussed as a family. I’ve never paid for an app before, but this one is definitely worth it.4 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!2 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.15 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 dangerous6 comments
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