I really really have to recommend this service. We’ve used other programs in the past that were great at shutting down programs or setting time limitations… But they didn’t really help monitor. One of the things that I really appreciate is that it addresses the kids directly during set up letting them know that we don’t want to invade their privacy, just that we want to help keep them safe.
I have used the bark app (and now, the bark phone for my youngest) across both droid and apple devices to keep me updated on current lingo and issues that I need to address with my kids for over 5 years. Thank you for the education, extra set of eyes/ears, and your heart, Bark people!
Love! love! love! the bark phone!!!! I can’t say enough good things about Bark. This is everything i wanted in a phone for my daughter. You have no idea this moms frustration trying to find something easy and where my kid can’t disable the VPN that makes it work!!! every parent needs this for their kid…of any age!!!!!
Bark is the best decision my husband and I made. We have a 15 year old and although that may sound a bit old for monitoring, it is the best thing for us and our teen because it alerts us on potentially dangerous situations and it holds her accountable for how she conducts herself online. I can’t see why anyone would discourage this. Thanks Bark!
I have had this for about a month. It has absolutely produced excellent conversations and has built trust. My approach is not “gotcha” but “I love you and this helps me support you”. My children understand I trust them but I need to be alerted to some things. This has been a great fit for our family.
I’ve tried most parental control apps for my now 10 year old and this is by far the best. The integration with my son’s apps and accounts means he can start to have access to the things some of his older friends are into but I can be notified of content that might be inappropriate or concerning.
Thanks a ton. You have not only helped me protect my kids, but helped us have better and more open conversations. My kids live in a blended home, and this helps us be on the same page when we teach right and wrong and flat out dangerous
I put bark on my children’s phone for my oldest son who is 15. Never thinking that my 11-year-old daughter would have alerts much to my surprise when I hooked up her phone I got 97 alerts for her phone. brought attention to things in never considered! Thank you so much.
I have been impressed with this app over and over again. Some of the things it was capturing from my son’s phone and alerting me to would have certainly gone undetected on a different service. Super impressed and happy with the service. Best out there hands down. We’ve used other services and I’m so glad we found Bark.
I decided it was time I got more involved in what my daughter sees and reads. So within 3 minutes of downloading, Bark found an extremely inappropriate issue!!! Though it did not involve her, it did alert me to a picture she took a screen shot of. It was a message from a boy to a friend of hers. It made my stomach turn. Thank you!
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).
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.
How much does the Bark app cost?
We offer two plans — Bark Premium and Bark Jr. One subscription covers every child and device in your family, with no limit to new accounts, devices, or kids.
Bark Premium is our most popular plan, allowing you to monitor and get alerts for your child’s social media apps, phones, tablets, and computers, manage screen time, block websites & apps, and track location. The monthly plan costs $14/month and the annual plan costs $99/year.
Bark Jr lets you manage screen time, block websites & apps, and track location. The monthly plan costs $5/month and the annual plan costs $49/year.
How much does the Bark Phone cost?
Bark offers families two convenient purchase options for your child’s Bark Phone — choose between $0 down and a 2-year contract or $199 down with no contract. We have 4 monthly service options to fit your needs:
$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
Each phone plan comes with a Bark Premium subscription and will cover any other kids, devices, and accounts your family has. You won’t pay for an extra Bark subscription if you already have Bark Premium — we will adjust your plan and prorate the remaining amount left and apply it to the subscription.
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.
Where is the Bark Phone available?
Right now, the Bark Phone is only available for families located in the U.S. To see if the Bark Phone offers coverage in your area, click here.
What can Bark's parental controls for Android devices do?
Bark's parental controls for Android app gives you content monitoring, app and website blocking, screen time management, and location sharing! These key features work together to build a powerful digital safety net to help you protect your child in the digital age.
What can I do with Bark's parental controls for iOS?
Bark's parental controls for iOS help you monitor content your kid runs into online, block apps and websites, set healthy screen time boundaries, and set up location sharing!
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Bark scans your child’s devices and alerts you to dangers so you can make sure everything’s okay. These conversations help you support your child and bring your family closer together.