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The Best Comprehensive Parental Control Tool for Families

Bark’s affordable, award-winning dashboard proactively monitors text messages, YouTube, emails, and 30+ different social networks for potential safety concerns, so busy parents can save time and gain peace of mind.

Parental controls for iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire

The Most Coverage of Any Monitoring Tool

Bark helps families manage and protect their children’s online lives. We monitor 30+ of the most popular apps and social media platforms, including text messaging and email, for signs of digital dangers. Our screen time management and web filtering tools help you set healthy limits around how and when your kids use their devices. Click here for an extensive overview of what Bark monitors.

Parental controls for apps like Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Pinterest, Tumblr, Kik, Holla
Social media monitoring with Bark parental controls app.

Social Media Monitoring

Bark tracks conversations and content on Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, GroupMe, and more.

Text and email monitoring with Bark parental monitoring app.

Text & Email Monitoring

Bark works with iOS and Android to monitor texts, photos, and videos for concerning interactions.

Screen time and web filtering capabilities with Bark parental controls.

Screen Time & Web Filtering

Manage when your kids can access the internet and which sites are appropriate for them to visit.

Bark parental controls works 24/7.

24/7 Detection

Our service looks for activity that may indicate online predators, adult content, sexting, cyberbullying, drug use, suicidal thoughts, and more.

Bark parental control app automatically alerts parents.

Parental Alerts

Get automatic alerts when Bark detects potential issues, along with expert recommendations from child psychologists for addressing them.

Respecting your child's privacy while using parental controls.

Save Time, Build Trust

Bark saves you from manually monitoring your child’s activities, respecting your time and your child’s privacy by only surfacing potential concerns.

How Bark Works

A parental control notification from the content monitoring feature alerting the parent of a potential bullying issue.

Monitor content

Get alerts for issues like bullying, predators, sexual content, and more.

An image of the Bark parental controls screen time scheduling page.

Manage screen time

Create custom daily screen time schedules for your child’s device.

A list of apps that can be allowed or blocked with Bark parental controls app, chosen by the parent.

Filter websites

Block access to specific websites or even whole categories.

Set location alerts

Bark Is An Award-Winning Dashboard

As a busy parent, reading every text message, post, and email just isn’t realistic.

Instead, Bark was created by parents, for parents to offer a better, easier, and more effective way to keep children safe online.


Created in collaboration with child psychologists, youth advisors, digital media experts, and law enforcement professionals, Bark delivers a research-backed, kid-friendly solution for safeguarding families as technology changes how and where we communicate.

The Bark parental controls app on both a tablet and iPhone, showing the screen time scheduling feature and the main parental monitoring homepage on the app.

Bark has won awards from The National Parenting Center, Mom’s Choice Awards, and National Parenting Product Awards.

Bark parental monitoring app has received the seal of approval from the National Parenting Center.

Partnering with pioneers in children's safety


Choose the plan that's right for your family.

All plans include unlimited children and devices
Save up to 42%

Bark Jr

Our entry-level product is perfect for younger kids.

$ 5 USD /month
$ 49 USD /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

Both plans are just one price regardless of the size of your family — or the number of devices they have.


Protecting your family’s data and privacy is one of our highest priorities. All data is kept secure with encryption.


Need help getting set up? Our experienced support team is here to help you get the most out of our services.

Results From Our 2021 Annual Report

teen drug use


teen suicide


sexual content

Sexual Content

teen violence


teen mental health

teen bullying


online predators
teen eating disorders
teen anxiety

What Parents Are Saying

Raising kids in the digital age isn’t easy. Here’s how Bark helps families keep their kids safe online and in real life.

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

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