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LAST UPDATED: January 26th, 2022

Bark is a mobile app created as a smart tool for parents to protect their children from online dangers, including cyberbullying, internet predators, depression, suicidal thoughts, and sexting. Bark uses advanced technology to alert parents of potential dangers without parents having to closely monitor their children's phones manually.

Bark is available for individuals as well as for school districts, at no cost to the schools. The Bark app is compatible with iOS, Android, and Amazon mobile devices. The mobile app is $9 per month for the entire family or $99 per year if you pay annually. This includes a 7-day free trial.

Bark offers connection with unlimited apps, unlimited monitored activity for every account you connect, text and/or email alerts when the app detects possible issues, and world-class security with SSL encryption.

Bark is compatible with most other parental control products. However, monitoring issues occur if you’re using Bark on iOS devices while also using programs such as Verizon Family Base and Norton Family. Google Family Link, Apple Screen Time, and other popular Parental control programs work fine with Bark.

Bark is not currently available outside of the United States.

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Mandi Colorado Springs, CO

Bark has changed the way we monitor our children's digital well-being. The app is a bit clunky to use on mobile but it works REALLY well. The only downside is when it is flagging text message issues, it doesn't show the whole conversation, just the bits that are of concern which can lead to the missing context from what is being discussed. However, it has allowed us to get a better idea of the kinds of concerns our kids have with us and vice versa. Of course, the kids dislike the app, but as a parent, it is an amazing way to keep an eye on your children's activities on multiple types of platforms.

4 months ago

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Tara Hansen Layton, UT

Bark has been a great way to be notified of any concerns with computer usage. Our school used this service and notified us of a potential issue for a child of ours.

4 months ago

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Amber Handy Salt Lake City, UT

If I could give more than five stars I would!! SO user friendly and has an excellent interface. It’s just a really great way to monitor digital use and definitely the best I’ve found!

4 months ago

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Hannah Barth Tallahassee, FL

Bark is great for monitoring social media, emails, and texts on my children's devices at an affordable price.

6 months ago

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JP Herriman, UT

Great way to monitor my child's phone. Feel confident that it will alert me when needed. Would pay over and over again for it.

1 year ago

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Tim C Salt Lake City, UT

A bit clunky and hard to use. Spent a lot of time trying to get it to work properly. I like the idea.

4 months ago