The Top Screen Time App for Parents

Use Bark’s screen time app to set screen time rules, limit your child’s tech use, and create custom schedules for how and when they can use their devices.

Set screen time rules with a screen time limit app
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Set Screen Time Boundaries

Looking for an app to help you give your kid some much-needed digital downtime? Bark lets you set screen time rules that work for your child’s needs, whether that means no texting after 9 p.m., no YouTube during school hours, or something else entirely!

Customize your screen time rules with Bark

Schedules As Dynamic As Your Family

In one easy-to-use app, Bark allows you to:

  • Customize what each child can use at each time of the day
  • Set specific rules for school, bedtime, and free time
  • Give your kid the space they need to invest in a screen-free hobby
  • And more!

Customizable Screen Time Rules

As most parents know, the same rules don’t always work for different kids. That’s why we really lean into the amount of customization you can do with our screen time rules. Adjust what your child can use and when based on their schedule, maturity, and needs.

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Screen time rules to help the whole family

Digital Downtime to Help Kids Be Kids

These days, it’s more important than ever for kids to have time to disconnect from their devices and spend some time connecting with friends, picking up a new hobby, or just (gasp) being bored.

Bark helps you set screen time rules that will help you care for your child’s overall well-being. Who knows? They might just end up discovering a new passion thanks to couple of hours a week set aside for screen-free activities.

Real-Life Use Cases

It can sometimes be tricky to know exactly how a screen time limit app can help your family.

These examples show real ways they support kids’ well-being.

A screen time limit app can support mental health

Mental Health

Silas Q. knows that his 14-year-old really struggles with his anxiety after spending a lot of time on Instagram, so he restricts it during the week to support him.

Screen time limits help prevent bullying

Socialization

Hunter, Honor S.’s fourth grader, has a really hard time building relationships offline, so she pauses his social media use during school hours to encourage bonding with others.

Screen time limits support self-care

Self-Care

For Anique, giving her 16-year-old daughter space for real self-care is really important, so she turns off access to most apps during bedtime so she can fully unwind.

Screen Time Addiction Is More Common Than You May Think

It can be so difficult to figure out exactly how much screen time is too much for your child.

The brief video below sheds light on what this is like for kids today.

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Screen Time FAQs

How does Bark’s screen time app work?

Bark allows you to customize exactly what your kid can do during different parts of their daily schedule! Want to turn off access to YouTube during school hours? No problem. Ready to turn off gaming apps when it’s your child’s bedtime? You’ve got it.

What can a screen time limit app help with?

Using a screen time limit app can help your child thrive in a number of ways. Setting healthy boundaries can improve their mental health, benefit their real-life relationships, encourage their interests and hobbies, and much more!

How can you set screen time rules for your child?

Setting screen time rules can seem pretty daunting, especially if your kid is pretty obsessed with their devices. Luckily, Bark can help by letting you grant and restrict access to any app or platform on your child’s device.

Need extra support? Try working on a family tech contract!

Can Bark pause the internet?

Yes, Bark allows you to pause all internet activity (other than calls and texts for emergency purposes) with the tap of a button!

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