Bark for Schools

Online Student Safety at No Cost to Schools

Trusted by over 2,100 districts in the U.S.

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Trusted by over 2,100 districts in the U.S.

Giving Back to School Communities

Bark for Schools was launched in response to the Parkland school tragedy. Our mission is to give schools the tools they need to help protect their students online. We do this by offering account monitoring and web filtering services to all K-12 schools in the U.S. completely free.

Account Monitoring

Our award-winning technology monitors school-issued G Suite and Office 365 accounts for signs of digital dangers including cyberbullying, threats of violence, suicidal ideation, online predators, and more.

Web Filtering

Our web filter lets you block games, pornography, streaming services, and other domains that may undermine a positive learning environment. Generate reports and manage your filter in a way that works best for your school.

Share Alerts With Parents

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Parent Portal enables schools to share after-hours alerts with parents and guardians for free. These are times when administration may not be able to respond quickly to urgent situations. For more comprehensive protection, parents can also subscribe to Bark for Families to monitor their child’s personal device, social media accounts, and more.

Inviting parents to activate Parent Portal is easy with Clever and PowerSchool integration — you can also upload parent contact spreadsheets.

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Upgrade to OnCall

Bark for Schools OnCall is a premium service for schools that want round-the-clock support in responding to emergency alerts that may indicate imminent threats of harm to self or others. These can include:

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Suicidal
Ideation
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Self-Harm
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Threats of
Violence

Schools that have also activated Parent Portal can share these same alerts with the parents and guardians in their community — whether 24/7 or after hours, over weekends, and during holidays.

Bark for Schools (Free) OnCall (Premium)
Access to technical support team (Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST)
24/7 severe alerts via email
Emergency alerts escalated to Severe Alerts Team for review
24/7 emergency response via text/phone call

Email us at schools@bark.us for a personalized quote.

Learn more about OnCall

Case Studies

Turns Savings Into Value

With the money that would have gone to Bark, we’re able to bring in real-world people to communicate with the kids and talk to them about their experiences … Money invested in bringing these people in was actually starting conversations, enabling teachers to connect with students when they may not have had that opportunity before because it just never came up.

Smart and Agile

What makes your company invaluable is that you continue to grow and adapt to the real world, especially in the K-12 space, to make sure that your product is on the leading edge … It’s good to see a company that continues to care, and also grows the product to accommodate the students to keep them as safe as possible at all times.

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Attend a Free Webinar

You can join us every Wednesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. EST to find out how Bark for Schools works and how to get started. Sign up below or email us to reserve your spot.

Testimonials From Schools That Use Bark

Provides Free Insight

I’m a fan of anything that provides better insight into what’s going on with students, and the fact that Bark can do that for free is even better.

Aimee Bates

Technology Integration Specialist — Cullman City School District

The Real Deal

Bark for Schools is the real deal. We didn’t have any sort of content scanning before getting Bark. Within a few days, Bark found multiple issues that would have gone unnoticed if we hadn’t been scanning Gmail and Hangouts. When an issue arose that could have been life-threatening for one of our students, a Bark team member called our school to help us take correct action.

Thad Schulz

Technology Coordinator — Sebeka Public School

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Resources

Learn more about how online predators operate as well as how to help keep your kids safe online and in real life.

Advanced Technology
Read our white paper on A.I., data, and technology.
Human Review
Read our Administrator’s Guide to Bark for Schools.
Legal Compliance
Read about our data and privacy compliance.
Title IV
Find out how our service helps schools secure funding through Title IV.
Toolkits for Parents
Provide parents with helpful fact sheets about school-issued accounts.

Bark for Schools By the Numbers

These numbers reflect online activities on school-issued G Suite and Office 365 accounts from Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019. To see our annual report for our flagship product for families, click here.

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5,404,777 Issues Discovered

(avg. 0.87 per student)

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892,670 Instances

of children using school accounts to buy, sell, or discuss taking illicit drugs

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878,419 Instances

of nudity/explicit content

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251,367 Students

involved in cyberbullying on school-issued accounts

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91,812 Children

expressing self-harm, cutting, and/or suicidal thoughts

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6 Instances

of children communicating with online predators

About Bark

Founded in 2015, Bark monitors texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ of the most popular apps and social media platforms. Our award-winning service looks for potentially harmful activities that may indicate online predators, adult content, sexting, cyberbullying, drug use, depression, suicidal ideation, and more, so that families can help keep their kids safe online and in real life.