Bark’s Location Sharing Features

Real-Time Updates on a Map for Peace of Mind

Location Alerts for Updates About Your Child’s Routine

Check-Ins for Exact Locations at a Moment’s Notice

How Location Alerts Work

Real-Life Ways Bark Families Use Our Location Sharing Tools

Extracurriculars

Maria Q. uses Bark’s family location sharing app to let her know when her 14-year-old gets to basketball practice.

Trips

Getting to school

What Parents Are Saying

Insight and conversation starters

Best of all, the conversations we have regarding Bark alerts give me insight into my child’s world and his relationships.


Dave C.
Dad of 4

A huge weight lifted

It was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders when stumbling across the Bark app.


Jenna U.
Mom of 3

Greater peace of mind

With Bark alerts, I now have peace of mind that my kids devices are safe and I don’t have to look at everything.


Brett K.
Dad of 3

Our Products & Prices

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Bark Jr

Our entry-level product is perfect for younger kids.

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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

How to Talk About Location Tracking

Family location sharing app conversation

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FAQs

What is included in Bark’s location sharing features?

Bark’s location features include real-time tracking on a map, location alerts and check-ins! Combined, they give you peace of mind that comes with knowing that your kid is actually where they're supposed to be at a given time.

What can Bark's location sharing features be used for?

You can use Bark's location tracking features to be alerted to your child's movements throughout their day! Need to know that they got home from school safely? Done. Want to be sure they actually went to their friend's house? You got it. Want to be alerted if they try to sneak out at night? Definitely. The possibilities are truly endless.

How large is the radius for a location?

The radius is adjustable down to 200 meters (~656 feet). This is the perfect size so that you're alerted if they start to change locations, but not so small that you get an alert every time they walk from geometry class to the cafeteria.

How does Bark compare to Life360?

First of all, Bark has never and WILL never sell your child’s location data (unlike Life360). Your child’s safety and privacy are critically important to us.

Secondly, we provide location tracking alongside the other parental control features needed to give your child comprehensive online (and IRL) safety. If you were to use Life360 for their location features, you would still need to use Bark’s parental controls. Now, you can do it all with Bark! You can see more information about how Bark and Life360 compare here.