Parental controls reimagined
  • 7.1 million

    children covered by Bark

  • 2.5 million

    severe self-harm situations detected

  • 4.4 million

    severe bullying situations detected

Monitor texts, social media, search, and more

AI-powered safety alerts in over 45 categories

Personalized insights & expert recommendations

Receive personalized reports on your child’s online activity and expert guidance with every alert, better equipping you to handle those challenging moments.

Bark can also help you…

⏳ Manage screen time

Create custom schedules for app use or pause the internet altogether to create healthy boundaries.

🚫 Block websites & apps

Decide which apps and websites your child can use and filter inappropriate content.

🧭 Track location

Worry less when your kid is out and about with our live GPS, location alerts, and check-ins.

FAQs

How much does the Bark app cost?

We offer two plans — Bark Premium and Bark Jr — a single subscription covers every child and device in your family, with no limit on accounts, devices, or kids. Both plans come with a 7-day free trial:

Bark Premium ($14/month or $99/year)

  • Parent’s top choice for comprehensive coverage.
  • Monitor and receive alerts for your child’s social media, phones, tablets, and computers.
  • Manage screen time, block specific websites and apps, and track their location.

Bark Jr ($5/month or $49/year)

  • Gain control over screen time, block unwanted websites and apps, and filter inappropriate content.
  • Track your child's whereabouts with live GPS, location alerts, and check-in features.
How much does the Bark Phone cost?

The Bark Phone is free! No hefty deposit or long contract is required, and after 90 days, the phone is yours to keep. We’re confident your family will love the Bark Phone, but if you need to cancel your subscription, just return your non-damaged phone to us and you’re all set.

Our monthly subscription plans range from $39/month to $89/month.

Plans include the device, our built-in parental controls, unlimited talk & text, data (if you need it), and a Bark Premium subscription for the entire family.

Choose the plan that fits your family's needs. 

Starter plan:

  • $39/month for unlimited talk, text, and no internet, app store, or games

Advanced plans:

  • $49/month for unlimited talk, text, and Wi-Fi only (no data)
  • $59/month for unlimited talk, text, and 4GB data
  • $69/month for unlimited talk, text, and 8GB data
  • $89/month for unlimited talk, text, and data1

1 After exceeding 35GB/month of data use, data speeds will be reduced for the remainder of the monthly billing cycle. After exceeding 50GB/month of data usage, data speeds may be reduced further and/or data connection may be turned off for the remainder of the monthly billing cycle.

How is a Bark Phone different from a phone with the Bark app?

Because Bark’s software is built directly into the phone, it automatically monitors texts, emails, social media, and apps. Bark also can't be deleted from the Bark Phone, which helps ensure the settings you put into this cell phone for kids will stay.

The Bark Phone also offers exclusive features that the app doesn’t, including:

  • Contact approvals
  • App install approvals
  • Remote alarms
  • Daily screen time limits
  • Completely tamper-proof settings
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 devices does Bark cover?

The Bark app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, Androids phones, Android tablets, laptops, computers, Chromebooks, and Amazon Fire tablets. Check out our full list of everything Bark can monitor on each device.

Does Bark have an iOS app?

Yes, click here to download our iOS app for parents. This app allows you to review alerts, add children, connect accounts, update notification settings, and more.

The Bark Kids app will need to be installed on your child's iOS device to block apps and sites.

The Bark Desktop App will need to be installed on a Windows or Mac computer to monitor the iOS device texts, photos, videos, WhatsApp, and Kik for issues. (Don't have a computer? You can use the Bark Home in place of a computer for iOS monitoring).

What can I do with Bark's parental controls for iOS?

Bark's parental controls for iOS devices give you the power to monitor your child’s online activities in a groundbreaking way. 

Our content monitoring uses advanced AI to scan messages, posts, comments, replies, web searches, and so much more to find potential dangers. If something concerning is found, you’ll get a timely alert so you can check in and make sure everything is okay. Learn more about what Bark monitors on iOS devices here.

In addition to monitoring, Bark also lets you manage screen time, block websites & apps, and track location 24/7.

These key features of our iPhone parental monitoring app work together to build a powerful digital safety net to help you protect your child online and in real life.

Does Bark have an Android app?

Yes, click here to download our Android app. The app allows you to review alerts, add children, connect accounts, update your notification settings, and more.

The Bark for Kids app will need to be installed on your child's Android device to allow Bark to monitor content, manage screen time, and block websites on the device.

What can Bark's parental controls for Android devices do?

Bark's parental controls for Androids give you the power to monitor your child’s online activities in a groundbreaking way. 

Our content monitoring uses advanced AI to scan messages, posts, comments, replies, web searches, and so much more to find potential dangers. If something concerning is found, you’ll get a timely alert so you can check in and make sure everything is okay. Learn more about what Bark monitors on Android devices here.

In addition to monitoring, Bark also lets you manage screen time, block websites & apps, and track location 24/7.

These key features work together to build a powerful digital safety net to help you protect your child online and in real life.

Is the Bark Phone available outside the U.S.?

Right now, the Bark Phone for kids is only available for families located in the U.S.

Is the Bark app available outside the U.S.?

The Bark app is currently available in the United States, South Africa, Guam, and Australia. We’re continually working to bring Bark to more families around the world.

What languages do you support?

Our algorithms are currently trained in English, Spanish, and Afrikaans, and we’re looking to add more languages in the near future.

Is my child's data secure?

Absolutely. At Bark, security is paramount. Our website uses SSL encryption and all analyzed data is stored within an encrypted database. You can rest easy knowing your children's data is secure.