Bark Parental Controls vs FamiSafe

Bark offers more comprehensive protection than FamiSafe. Bark scans your child’s activities and alerts you to concerning content while providing powerful web filtering and screen time scheduling tools.

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Bark vs. FamiSafe
Screen time management
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Bark
Set custom rules for school time, bedtime, and free time
FamiSafe
Available
Blocking
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Bark
Block specific apps on iOS and Android
FamiSafe
Available
Filtering
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Bark
Filter specific sites and 19 categories, including adult content, gaming, and streaming sites on any browser
FamiSafe
10 categories on Safari and Chrome only
App download alerts
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Bark
Get notified if your child downloads a risky app
FamiSafe
Available
Monitor social media
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Bark
Monitor 30+ popular apps for 16 categories of potential dangers like cyberbullying, sexual content, and more
FamiSafe
Monitor 7 apps on Android and 1 app on iOS; keyword-level monitoring only (except for YouTube)
Monitor text messages
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Bark’s AI automatically detects 16 categories of potential issues in texts — including photos and videos
FamiSafe
Keyword-level monitoring only; only alerted to pornographic images if saved to the phone
Covers unlimited devices + accounts
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Bark
Just $99/year or $14/month to protect your entire family
FamiSafe
$59.99/year for only 10 devices

Parents: Get Alerts for Concerning Content

Bark scans for issues like sexual content and online predators and sends you texts when something may be wrong.

Our Products & Prices

Save up to 42%

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

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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.