What kind of things does bark flag?
Content MonitoringBark 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.
What does bark app flag?Bark monitors text messages (including most deleted ones!), photos and videos, web browsing (including incognito browsing), and many installed apps for worrisome content. Some email and social media accounts are monitored by connecting the accounts to Bark with your child's login credentials.
What does bark flag in text messages?When you've set up a device for monitoring, Bark will alert you to any issues found in the content of your device's text messages, such as bullying, violence, suicidal ideation, and more. This includes a copy of the alarming content, as well as recommended actions to help you handle the situation.
What does the bark app detect?Content Monitoring
Bark monitors texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and social media platforms for signs of issues like cyberbullying, sexual content, online predators, depression, suicidal ideation, threats of violence, and more.
What does bark alert parents about?Bark is an Internet safety solution for both parents and schools respectively. Bark alerts parents and school administrators when it detects potential threats and signs of danger, including cyberbullying, internet predators, depression, suicidal thoughts and sexting.
Principles of Flag Design
Does bark monitor swear words?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.
Can Bark see old messages?Android Devices
Bark monitors text messages (including most deleted ones!), photos, Page 6 videos, web browsing (including Incognito mode on the Chrome browser/app), and many installed apps, including Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Discord, WhatsApp, Houseparty, and Skype.
Can bark see Snapchat photos?Please note that Bark's monitoring capabilities vary depending on the mobile device or operating system. For example, it can monitor TikTok and Snapchat on Android devices, while that's not possible on iPhone.
What triggers bark app?Bark covers text messaging, YouTube, email, and social media platforms and apps — 4x more than any other child monitoring app. You'll get automatic alerts to signs of cyberbullying, depression, online predators, adult content, and more.
Does bark allow parents to read texts?Bark only allows parents to view messages that generated alerts based on concerning topics (see Alerts section below) in order to help provide privacy for children, and parents will need to download the app directly from Bark's servers as it is not available in the Play Store.
Does bark monitor pictures?Bark monitoring: texts, emails, photos, and more. Unlike some other online content filters that rely exclusively on keywords, Bark uses advanced machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence to screen social media, texts, emails, and even images for concerning content.
How many devices can bark monitor?You get an unlimited number of apps and devices you can monitor with your Bark Premium subscription, meaning you can monitor unlimited Android devices, unlimited Instagram accounts, and more.
Does bark monitor YouTube shorts?Bark Monitors YouTube for Potential Issues
Our advanced technology can detect potential issues contained in the videos your child posts, comments made to those videos, and new videos posted to your child's user and channel subscriptions.
Can bark see Snapchat messages?Social media monitoring
As for Instagram, Bark monitors your child's posts, but monitoring direct messages depends on your device. Bark can't monitor DMs on iOS devices but can on Android. This is because those social media companies have not yet agreed to work with Bark to allow more comprehensive monitoring.
Will my child know bark is on their phone?Because the child app will need to be installed on your child's device for screen time and filtering, they will be able to see the app is in their installed apps list. We highly encourage you to discuss your usage of Bark with your child.
Can kids get around bark monitoring?Yes, many of Bark's features can be bypassed.
This allows your child to access websites and use apps freely. Bark will send an alert to your dashboard if this happens, but it can't prevent your child from disabling the VPN.
Can Bark see video calls?Bark now covers Skype, the popular video and voice chat platform. While we're unable to monitor content shared during live calls, we can monitor the text and media shared through direct messages on connected Android and Amazon devices.
Can Bark see Instagram searches?Bark monitors the images, videos, and comments your child posts. Additionally, we can monitor Instagram direct messages and searches on connected Android and Amazon devices.
What can parents see on the bark app?Bark's monitoring feature allows parents to follow their children's online activity and receive potential alerts on concerns such as bullying, self-harm, depression, online predators grooming children, violent threats, and general threats to safety. Bark also monitors texts, emails, videos, photos, and various apps.
Does bark monitor laptop?Device. Bark monitors the following directly on your kid's device: Webpage titles (including in Incognito mode) and web searches on laptops and computers that support Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.
Can bark app monitor texts?Monitoring Text Messages
Monitoring a child's text messages is included in the Bark Premium subscription plan. For more information on how Bark monitors text messages, check out our Text Message FAQ.