Android Parental Control: Bark vs. Google Family Link

Bark outperforms Google Family Link with greater customization and more than 7 additional features.

Bark vs. Google Family Link

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Bark vs. Google Family Link
Screen time schedules
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Bark
Set custom rules for school time, bedtime, and free time
Google Family Link
Only allows downtime
Blocking
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Bark
Block specific sites and 19 categories, including adult content, gaming, and streaming sites
Google Family Link
Only blocks adult content; Chrome must be the default browser
Anytime internet pausing
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Bark
Disable the internet whenever needed — no matter where your kids are
Google Family Link
Unavailable
Content monitoring
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Bark
Scans online activities for concerning content
Google Family Link
Unavailable
Alerts for potential dangers
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Bark
Get email/text notifications for issues like cyberbullying and sexual content
Google Family Link
Unavailable
YouTube restricted mode
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Bark
Keep restrictions in place no matter how YouTube is accessed while connected to Bark
Google Family Link
Available
Child opt-out disabled
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Bark
Prevent opt-out of Bark as long as your subscription is active
Google Family Link
Allows children to turn off parental controls when they turn 13
Custom bedtime rules
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Bark
Allows exceptions for wind-down apps like audiobooks and meditation
Google Family Link
Only allows incoming calls and emergency calls

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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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