Bark - Parental Controls

Bark - Parental Controls

Bark - Parental Controls

By Bark Technologies, Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2019-09-25
  • Current Version: 4.0.15
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 30.62 MB
  • Developer: Bark Technologies, Inc.
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.1+
Score: 2.55
From 1,486 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 just scares me when ever i hear that alert sound I hide when i fell like I’m being stalked by some dude managing my alerts this has no privacy and makes me feel very uncomfortable also 99.99 a year just no
By Lizardnyc

Super buggy

I am doing a free trial and the app has already been super buggy and quit on me several times. Also, why is there no back button. That’s very weird and annoying.
By Humblegirl8

Doesn’t work with iPhones

Many of the monitoring features don’t work with IOS.
By H3l@yn@MCD

Misleading Marketing

Very cumbersome to set up. Functionalities for IOs are not as robust as they claim. When faced with repeated roadblocks to setup their customer service suggested “Call Apple. It’s probably not our fault.” My kid was ready for this program (it was to replace Qustodio), so we’re all disappointed.
By Barking up the Wrong Tree

From a Parent

Great app for monitoring kids’ devices.
By Ticbb

From a Parent

Horrible customer service. Cannot get a person or email response after 12 hours. I’ve been locked out and it will not send a password reset to my email on file. I paid for a one year subscription 4 months ago, and cannot access my account. All attempts to reach someone have failed. Their “speak to a person” only gives a prepopulated online form. To speak to a have to be able to log in!!! So frustrating. Not happy at all. Update: I finally received an email response and their customer service is HORRIBLE. 24 hours without access and I’m on an email format back and forth to resolve a technical issue. No phone call, no online chat option. An email back and forth with an employee on night shift. Ridiculous. Pick up the phone. Quit telling me I’m blocking your emails....I get 2 or 3 a week. Clearly you’re not blocked. Customer service may need to SPEAK to a person!!!
By humfph

Can’t use with Apple?

Am I correct in this app only working with Android In regard to a lot of the social media apps? I downloaded it and doesn’t work for iOS/Apple products for snapchat, tiktok Ect.....
By adqcy

From a teen

I have had bark for 3 years now and it is annoying because our parents probably not have that much strict rules and my phone is private property
By mike hawk is red

New update crashes

The new update is causing gateway timeout and constant crashing I can’t do anything on the app since I updated it
By mickey04260531

please don’t do this to children

I guarantee if you just TALK to your kids they’ll be more open to conversation and you’ll trust eachother so much more. THIS, however, can very well ruin your relationship with your child. It makes them feel silenced and like their privacy is being invaded. This makes me feel horrible every second of the day and I can’t say anything because it feels like they don’t care.
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