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Bark - Parental Controls for iOS

Developer's Description

Bark gives families a digital safety net by monitoring:

30+ apps and social media platforms



Barks advanced technology alerts parents and guardians to signs of potential issues such as cyberbullying, online predators, adult content, depression, suicidal ideation, drug and alcohol use, acts of violence, and more.

The Bark app gives you access to your Parent Dashboard and all of its features. With Sentiment Insights, families can see language trends based on their childs positive and negative communications. Our award-winning service can also let you know what apps your child has downloaded. And because we know every family is different, users can adjust the sensitivity of our detection algorithms to create a tailored monitoring experience.

Kids spend much of their time plugged into the digital world, so parents need a smart solution to help protect their kids online without spending hours each week collecting their devices and reading through every message or post.

By alerting parents and guardians only to the issues they need to know about, Bark helps families build trust and encourages ongoing conversations around digital safety.

"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.

Its 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, Ive come to realize through the alerts that some of her friends arent truly her friends. Its led to some amazing conversations about choosing friends wisely and recognizing toxic people. While she wasnt for Bark at first, shes since said shes grateful that I saw those messages because it reaffirmed what she was feeling but didnt 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 childs 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 wouldnt 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 doesnt 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 help@bark.us or visit help.bark.us to get answers and advice from the Bark Team.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.1.0


Release March 31, 2020
Date Added March 31, 2020
Version 3.1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 10.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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