In partnership with parents and schools:

5.9 million children covered.

629 thousand severe self-harm situations detected.

2.6 million severe bullying situations detected.

The Best Comprehensive Parental Control Tool for Families

Bark’s affordable, award-winning dashboard proactively monitors text messages, YouTube, emails, and 30+ different social networks for potential safety concerns, so busy parents can save time and gain peace of mind.

With Bark, Parents Can:

Monitor content

Manage screen time

Filter websites

Set location alerts

The Most Coverage of Any Monitoring Tool

Bark helps families manage and protect their children’s online lives. We monitor 30+ of the most popular apps and social media platforms, including text messaging and email, for signs of digital dangers. Our screen time management and web filtering tools help you set healthy limits around how and when your kids use their devices. Click here for an extensive overview of what Bark monitors.

Parental controls for apps like Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Pinterest, Tumblr, Kik, Holla

Our Features


Monitor Content 24/7

Bark scans texts, emails, and 30+ apps and social media accounts.

block apps

Block Websites & Apps

Limit access to inappropriate and distracting material.

manage screentime

Manage Screen Time

Set healthy boundaries with custom screen time limits.

location updates

Get location updates

Receive alerts when kids are on the go or request check-ins.

Add Unlimited Kids

Bark is one low price no matter your family’s size.

Gain Insights

Get details about your child’s digital activities and expert recommendations from child psychologists.

Bark Is An Award-Winning Dashboard

As a busy parent, reading every text message, post, and email just isn’t realistic.

Instead, Bark was created by parents, for parents to offer a better, easier, and more effective way to keep children safe online.


Created in collaboration with child psychologists, youth advisors, digital media experts, and law enforcement professionals, Bark delivers a research-backed, kid-friendly solution for safeguarding families as technology changes how and where we communicate.

Bark has won awards from The National Parenting Center, Mom’s Choice Awards, and National Parenting Product Awards.

Bark parental monitoring app has received the seal of approval from the National Parenting Center.

Partnering with pioneers in children's safety

Why Parents ❤️ Bark

Insight and conversation starters

“Best of all, the conversations we have regarding Bark alerts give me insight into my child’s world and his relationships.”

Dave C.
Dad of 4

A huge weight lifted

“It was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders when stumbling across the Bark app.”

Jenna U.
Mom of 3

Greater peace of mind

“With Bark alerts, I now have peace of mind that my kids devices are safe and I don’t have to look at everything.”

Brett K.
Dad of 3

Choose the plan that's right for your family.

All plans include unlimited children and devices
Save up to 42%

Bark Jr.

Our entry-level product is perfect for younger kids.

$ 5 USD /month
$ 49 USD /year with annual plan
  • Manage screen time
  • Filter which websites your kids can visit
  • Keep up with kids with location alerts and check-ins
  • Monitor texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and platforms
  • Get alerts for issues like cyberbullying, online predators, suicidal ideation, and more

Both plans are just one price regardless of the size of your family — or the number of devices they have.


Protecting your family’s data and privacy is one of our highest priorities. All data is kept secure with encryption.


Need help getting set up? Our experienced support team is here to help you get the most out of our services.

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