Bark vs. KidsGuard

Bark scans your child’s activities and alerts you to concerning content while providing powerful web filtering and screen time scheduling tools. KidsGuard allows you access to everything on your child’s phone, which can be an overwhelming experience.

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Bark vs. KidsGuard
Blocking
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Bark
Block specific websites and apps as well as 19 categories, including adult content, gaming, and streaming sites
KidsGuard
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Create custom screen time schedules
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Bark
Set custom rules for school time, bedtime, and free time, plus create different schedules for any day of the week
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Content monitoring
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Bark
Scans text messages, emails, photos, videos, and 30+ apps and social media platforms on children’s phones, tablets, and Chromebook
KidsGuard
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Alerts for sexual content, cyberbullying, depression, online predators, and more
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Bark
Alerts are sent for worrisome content across 19 different categories
KidsGuard
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Location check-ins
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Bark
Available
KidsGuard
Only with iCloud package
Access to everything on your child’s phone
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Bark
Alerts will show conversational context for potential issues
KidsGuard
Requires separate subscriptions for iOS, Android, and some apps
Add unlimited devices and kids
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Bark
$99/year for content monitoring, screen time, web filtering, and location tracking for as many kids and devices as your family needs
KidsGuard
Separate plans are required for different devices. iCloud: $79/year; iPhone: $49/quarter; Android: $39/quarter; WhatsApp: $69/year

Our Products & Prices

Save up to 42%

Bark Jr.

Our entry-level product is perfect for younger kids.

$ 5 /month
$ 4 08 /month with annual plan
Features
  • Manage screen time
  • Filter which websites your kids can visit
  • Keep up with kids with location 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.

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