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.
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.
Social Media Monitoring
Bark tracks conversations and content on Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, GroupMe, and more.
Text & Email Monitoring
Bark works with iOS and Android to monitor texts, photos, and videos for concerning interactions.
Screen Time & Web Filtering
Manage when your kids can access the internet and which sites are appropriate for them to visit.
Our service looks for activity that may indicate online predators, adult content, sexting, cyberbullying, drug use, suicidal thoughts, and more.
Get automatic alerts when Bark detects potential issues, along with expert recommendations from child psychologists for addressing them.
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
Get alerts for issues like bullying, predators, sexual content, and more.
Manage screen time
Create custom daily screen time schedules for your child’s device.
Block access to specific websites or even whole categories.
Set location alerts
Get notified when your kid arrives at or leaves a set location.
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.
Bark has won awards from The National Parenting Center, Mom’s Choice Awards, and National Parenting Product Awards.
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
In 2021, Bark analyzed more than 3.4 billion messages across texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and social media platforms. Read the full data from our 2021 annual report. These findings exclude school-based accounts.
75.35% of tweens and 93.31% of teens engaged in conversations surrounding drugs/alcohol.
43.09% of tweens and 74.61% of teens were involved in a self-harm/suicidal situation.
68.97% of tweens and 90.73% of teens encountered nudity or content of a sexual nature.
80.82%of tweens and94.50%of teens expressed or experienced violent subject matter/thoughts.
32.11%of tweensand 56.40%of teens engaged in conversations about depression.
72.09% of tweens and 85.00% of teens experienced bullying as a bully, victim, or witness.
9.95% of tweens and 20.54% of teens encountered predatory behaviors online.
1.96% of tweens and 7.66% of teens engaged with or encountered content about disordered eating.
19.69% of tweens and 42.05% of teens used language about or were exposed to 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.