Comprehensive Content Monitoring for Parents

Bark’s content monitoring app helps keep kids safe by sending alerts about potential issues. Our monitoring features give parents and guardians key insights into their kids’ digital worlds.

Bark's phone monitoring app for parents can alert you to harmful messages
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Help Keep Your Child Safe

If you’re on the hunt for a content monitoring app, you most likely want the peace of mind that you’ll be alerted if your child is ever in danger. Bark does just that (and more) by monitoring the top devices, platforms, and apps kids use today for signs of potential issues.

A phone monitoring app for parents helps you receive key alerts

Apply Powerful Protection

Bark’s content monitoring features let you:

  • Receive alerts if your child encounters porn, cyberbullying, drugs, online predators, and more
  • Get key insights into your child’s online world so you can support them as they navigate technology
  • Be alerted about inappropriate emojis and slang terms your kid uses
  • Much more!

See Critical Data

We don’t just enable content monitoring, send alerts, and call it a day. We also want to make sure that you have access to data about what your child is viewing, so you can start up a conversation, adjust expectations, or just know what’s going on.

Bark's phone monitoring app for parents
A phone monitoring app for parents being used to strengthen a bond

Build a Deeper Connection

Bark doesn’t just send an alert and then say, “Good luck!” We’re committed to being there with you every step of the way.

Each time our phone monitoring app for parents sends an alert, we also include information about what to do next — conversation starters, boundaries to set, and more.

Our alerts should help strengthen your bond with your child… not the opposite. We hope you use them as an opportunity to connect, teach, and grow.

Key Content Monitoring Features

Real-Life Use Cases

It can sometimes be tricky to know exactly how a content monitoring app can help your family.

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

Predators are just one thing content monitoring using a phone monitoring app for parents can help with

Online Predators

After Richard M. found out that a predator was sending his 10-year-old daughter messages on Reddit, he started using Bark to get alerts if anything like that happens again.

A phone monitoring app for parents can prevent bullying


Lisa T.’s son is autistic, and sometimes gets bullied in group chats without realizing it. She uses Bark alerts to know when it might be good to intervene and give her son support.

Implementing website content monitoring through a phone monitoring app for parents can prevent violence


School shootings are something that worries Carla F. Bark gives her peace of mind knowing she will get an alert if any threats appear in her son’s online connections.

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
  • 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

Content Monitoring Videos

Need more information about parental monitoring — how it works, why it’s important, and more? These videos can help.

Website Content Monitoring FAQs

How does Bark’s phone monitoring app for parents compare with others?

Bark’s phone monitoring app for parents not only provides comprehensive coverage to all the top apps and devices, but also takes the crucial extra step of helping families navigate the issues raised by alerts.

How does content monitoring work?

Add one of your child’s devices or social media accounts to be monitored. Then — thanks to our comprehensive AI, we’ll start sending you alerts about potentially harmful activities on those devices and accounts.

You can also customize how sensitive you would like the alerts to be. Don’t care about profanity but want all alerts about drugs? No problem.

What issues can Bark’s parental monitoring app detect?

Bark’s parental monitoring app can send alerts about cyberbullying, sexual content, online predators, depression, suicidal ideation, threats of violence, disordered eating, and more!

What platforms can be added for parental phone monitoring?

Bark’s phone monitoring app for parents helps you monitor over 30 of the top social media platforms kids use, including YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and more. We also monitor text messages, emails, web searches, images, etc.

Learn more about how Bark works here.

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