Bark Premium: The Go-To App for Parental Monitoring

Monitor texts, apps, social media, and web searches

Create screentime schedules

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Block websites and apps

Get location alerts

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Pricing & Details

  • Monitor texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and platforms
  • Monitor web searches and saved photos & videos
  • Receive parental monitoring alerts for issues like cyberbullying, online predators, suicidal ideation, and more
  • Get insights into your child’s digital activities
  • Learn how to address issues with child-psychologist advice and tips
  • Manage screen time
  • Block website and apps
  • Keep up with kids with location alerts and check-ins
$ 14 USD /mo

Why Bark Premium’s parental monitoring stands out from the competition

State-of-the-art monitoring

Bark’s industry-leading algorithm scans online activities for dangers.

Add unlimited kids & devices

Don’t worry about new devices — you’ll be covered

Unbeatable support

Our warm and friendly Bark team is ready and waiting to help you out.

Receive alerts for potential issues

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Get expert advice and tips

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What Bark Monitors

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Compare the features

Bark Premium
Bark Jr.
Coverage for families of every size Coverage for families of every size
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  • Add unlimited kids
  • Add all of their devices (phones, tablets, & computers)
  • 24/7 screen time management and web filtering

Location sharing Location sharing
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  • Get alerts when your child arrives at or leaves pre-set locations.
  • Verify your child’s location no matter where they roam
  • Get directions to their checked-in location, if needed
State-of-the-art data security & privacy State-of-the-art data security & privacy
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  • Encrypted databases, physical servers, and web browsing sessions
  • Completely anonymized data
  • User data is never sold
  • Legal compliance with FERPA and COPPA
Custom screen time management Custom screen time management
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  • Create unique screen time schedules for each child
  • Set rules for bedtime, school time, and free time
  • Deactivate the internet whenever needed
Safer web browsing Safer web browsing
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  • Block or allow specific websites and apps
  • Block or allow 18 different categories of content
  • Get an alert if your child tries to visit blocked websites

World-class support World-class support
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  • Unlimited access to our customer support team
  • Apps available on iOS and Android
  • Resources for the latest tech and social media news
  • Parental control guides for dozens of devices
  • Weekly recap of your children’s alerts
Comprehensive monitoring Comprehensive monitoring
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  • Monitor texts, emails, and 30+ social media platforms
  • Unlimited activity scanning
  • Receive alerts 24/7 for concerning content
  • Expert advice to help you handle each alert
  • Sentiment insights from your child’s activity
Alert types Alert types
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  • Cyberbullying
  • Online predators
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Depression/mental health
  • Violence
  • Sextortion
  • Alcohol/drugs
  • Sexual content
  • Hate speech
  • Dangerous organizations
  • Medically concerning content
  • Aggressive marketing messages
  • Profanity
  • Phishing
  • Risky new contact
  • Risky app/site usage


What does Bark Premium monitor?

Bark’s parental monitoring app cans your child’s text messages, emails, saved photos and videos on their camera roll, and 30+ of the most popular social media platforms and apps

You’ll get an alert if our advanced AI finds a potential issue so you can check in and make sure everything is okay.

How much does Bark Premium cost?

Bark Premium is $14/month or $99/year. You can add unlimited kids and connect unlimited devices.

When you purchase a Bark Phone, Bark Premium comes built in and is included in the monthly subscription — plans range from $49–$69 per month.

Does Bark Premium work with iOS devices?

Bark does work with iOS devices! Because of Apple’s restrictions, setup is a little different and parental monitoring isn’t available on a few social media platforms.

Can I block websites and apps with Bark Premium?

Absolutely! You can completely customize the websites and apps each of your children can access — and when your kid can visit them. Block specific ones or choose from categories like sexual content, gaming sites, and more.

What does Bark Premium do?

Bark is an all-in-one online safety solution that helps keep kids safe online and in real life. With it, you can monitor content, block websites and apps, set screen time schedules, and set location alerts.

What’s the difference between monitoring and screen time?

Here at Bark, “monitoring” means that a child’s online activities and messages are scanned for potential issues. Parents don’t get unfettered access to everything on a child’s phone — they only receive alerts for potential issues so they can talk to their kids and make sure everything’s okay. This gives kids privacy and enables families to build trust.

If something concerning is found, you will get alerted if there’s something you need to know about. Examples include texts about bullying, saved Google Drive files with sexual content, and Spotify songs with violent lyrics.

Screen time, on the other hand, means setting a custom schedule of what apps and websites your child can access throughout the day. This could look like “only educational apps during the school day” or “just meditation and music apps after lights out.”

Ready to get started?