Bark - Parental Controls

Bark - Parental Controls

Bark - Parental Controls

By Bark Technologies, Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2019-09-25
  • Current Version: 4.0.6
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 27.65 MB
  • Developer: Bark Technologies, Inc.
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.1+
Score: 1.94
From 712 Ratings


Bark provides families with all the tools they need to raise kids in the digital age. Our comprehensive service lets you monitor content, manage screen time, and filter websites so you can get peace of mind while your child is online. CONTENT MONITORING Bark monitors your child’s texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and social media platforms for issues like cyberbullying, adult content, sexual predators, profanity, suicidal ideation, threats of violence, and more. Parents receive alerts only when something potentially problematic occurs online. You won’t have full access to everything on your child’s phone — just the things you might need to know about. SCREEN TIME MANAGEMENT Families can set healthy time limits and create schedules for when their children’s devices can connect to the internet (through both cell service and Wi-Fi). WEB FILTERING Our web filter lets you select which websites your child can access on their devices. You can allow or block specific sites — or even whole categories like streaming services, online gaming, sexual content, and more. BARK TESTIMONIALS • "My wife and I LOVE Bark. We've had some tough but productive conversations with our 13-year-old son. It's proving to be extremely valuable." — Josh L. • “It’s just another set of protections we as parents give our kids for the digital environment (or as my 10-year-old calls it, a “cell phone seat belt”). My oldest is a 9th grader, and while I trust her, I’ve come to realize through the alerts that some of her friends aren’t truly her friends. It’s led to some amazing conversations about choosing friends wisely and recognizing toxic people. While she wasn’t for Bark at first, she’s since said she’s grateful that I saw those messages because it reaffirmed what she was feeling but didn’t know how to verbalize without sounding sensitive.” — Bark Parent • "Bark notified me that my young daughter had unknowingly revealed her phone number to strangers on Twitter. The fact that Bark notified me was impressive and led to an informative discussion with her the same day." — Jon B. • “Since Bark alerted us to the suicidal language used in the Google doc that was being used in a chat document with a friend, we have seen both a pediatrician and a licensed counselor. We are hopeful for a positive outcome. Thanks to Bark for letting us peek into our child’s mind!” — Bark Parent • “This app is a lifesaver! It has allowed us to catch so many “red flags” in the content my kids have accessed on their devices and in their interactions with friends and other people online that I wouldn’t have ever known about otherwise. The big difference between Bark and other “Parental Control” software is that Bark allows your kids to have so much more privacy. It doesn’t show you everything they do, but sends an instant alert regarding any activity that might be concerning. Highly recommended!” — Bark Parent With Bark, you can help keep your kids safe both online and in real life. Try it out for seven days absolutely free! Our Family Online Safety Specialists are standing by to help answer any questions you may have. Email or visit to get answers and advice from the Bark Team. Terms of Use


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This app helps to keep my kids safe!

I feel so much better to know there is someone helping to keep my kids and their friends safe. I am a therapist and work with mental health issues every day. I believe I have a very open and honest relationship with my teen. I believe she has more insight into mental illness and many of the dangers that are out there. So having this app has nothing to do with me not trusting her or not having an open healthy relationship and honest communication - its another way for parents to help navigate this tough world. Whether it’s my child or one of her friends thats struggling with depression or self injurious behavior or a very sick individual slowly but surely attempting to groom my child - I want that chance to be able to intervene and make aware the potential dangers. To discuss what occurred or what options there are to deal with the situation and talk it out. Beyond having the app - I had the opportunity to speak for about an hour with one of the Bark support team members and he was super helpful. All of my questions were answered and he never rushed through anything. He was kind and patient and very knowledgeable. So far I have not found anything that I would change! Thanks Bark!
By picklestraw

Bc I can’t trust other kids..

My 13 yr old daughter was asked for nudes by a 13 yr old boy. I had to find this boy’s father and tell him what had happened. I trust my daughter to do the right things and in this instance she swore him out (we were actually proud of her for that) and told him no. I do not trust other kids to not send her things that she doesn’t even want, or pictures of them nude, which btw a child can be prosecuted for having child pornography on their phone even if it’s their boyfriend or girlfriend. The teenagers scoring this low are either doing things they are not suppose to do, or their parents have not explained to them that it’s the lack of trust in other kids and their parents. Let’s face it, not all parents take the time to actually teach their kids right from wrong or have the tough conversations with them.. I know my parents didn’t. For the parents reading this review, it would be a good idea to learn about new tech and apps and look them up before allowing your kids to have them.. ex: Snapchat was literally created to send pornographic images between adults.. and it deletes the pics unless the other person saves. Your kid might not be sending nudes, but it doesn’t mean someone isn’t sending it to your kid.
By Cfont79

Essential for every family

I can’t imagine having a kid with a smart phone and NOT having Bark. It has been essential for conversations that are part of our kids’ training. When a single text or post can literally alter your kid’s life, this kind of monitoring is simply unmatched by any other product. Every parent has a responsibility to protect their child’s mental, emotional, and physical safety... Bark is part of our strategy to fulfill that responsibility!!
By jesseandsarah

Don’t get it please it ruins trust

Completely ruined trust between me and my parents. Barks at EVERYTHING, even stuff that parents don’t care about, and still shows a ton of your texts and gives no privacy. The only good thing is it doesn’t monitor tiktok Instagram or discord so if you want private conversations use those. Their customer support is also garbage. DONT GET IT
By TheAinsley

Bark has made me have anxiety and social issues

This app has made me have severe anxiety and social issues by the way that it Alerts the parent the developer response says that it alerts for problems but it alerts for every goddamn thing and I feel like I can’t have any privacy every Friday I get a feeling of impending doom from this app and it’s made my life a living hell, parents if you read this don’t buy the app it’s downright abuse torwards children and your kids will feel the effects of it and feel as if they are chained in to a certain way of speech, and devs if you read this, go to hell.


all this app is doing is supporting toxic parenting and toxic parent child relationships. the more you try and gate keep your children from the world the less they will trust you. this app will only make your children find other ways to do things you don’t want them to do.
By not healthy whatsoever


this is from a teenager pov: i feel that this is an invasion of privacy. my messages are for me only and if i feel like if i felt like i was in danger i would tell my parents. i also feel like anything i do will get flagged for no apperant reason. i can take care of myself. i’m always scared that anything i watch will get flagged then i will get a lecture on why i can’t watch a video because it said stupid.
By Emmi_Cakez


this app has ruined the relationship i have with my dad. my dad will get “alerts” for something he shouldn’t. i hate this app with a passion because of how messed up it has me. i hate not having privacy. i hate that every single text i send, i’m afraid that my dad is going to see. very disappointed
By amazing and very organized

I just wish my parents would trust me

I just want to have some aspect of my life where I can be an individual, being spied on, no matter if you’re doing something good or bad on your phone insights fear and nervousness.
By Garrrrret


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