With the advancement of the internet and children having access to devices at a younger age, it’s only natural for parents to be concerned as to what their kids are seeing online and their browsing habits.

Yes, we may have access to parental controls on certain apps, but a lengthy manual setup is required, and we don’t have parental controls available on all the apps our kids use. Additionally, reading every text message, post, and email just isn’t realistic as a busy parent. So, what’s the solution?

Bark, an award-winning parental control tool, was created by parents, for parents to offer a better, easier, and more effective way to protect your kids online. Bark was created in collaboration with industry specialists, such as child psychologists, digital media experts, youth advisors, and law enforcement professionals to deliver a research-backed, kid-friendly solution for safeguarding families online.

Bark provides top quality safety features at a low subscription fee.

Content monitoring scans 30+ apps and social media platforms in the background, including but not limited to, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, texts, photos and videos, Gmail, iCloud Email, and many more. The app will flag content containing suicidal ideation, sexual content, content pertaining to eating disorders, violent content, and cyberbullying. It will alert you to any concerning content, eliminating the need to constantly check your child’s phone.

Screen-time management and web filtering can help you create healthy boundaries around how and when your kids use their devices, allowing you to manage when your kids access the internet and which sites are appropriate for them to visit. With insights, you can get details about your child’s digital activities and receive expert recommendations from child psychologists.

Whether your teen just got a new job, or your chid is cycling to a friend’s house, Bark’s check-ins and location alerts let you know that your child is where they’re supposed to be. To offer these services, Bark needs to be able to share your child’s location. This is the only reason they ask for location permissions, and it is only used when your child checks-in or leaves/arrives at a location that you’ve previously configured, like home, school, or work.

One question that may be presenting itself right now could be, “What about my child’s privacy?”

Bark thoroughly believes that children deserve privacy, which is why you will only be alerted to potential issues, and not have access to the entirety of their device contents or browsing habits. Bark was designed as a digital safety net for your family, as well as a time-saving solution for spot-checking your kid’s devices. Worried your kid’s will be opposed to Bark? Here’s how to talk with your children about Bark.  

CyberSharp has partnered with Bark Technologies to bring you CyberSharp Protect, powered by Bark. By signing up through CyberSharp, you receive a lifetime discount. Do you still have questions about Bark? Take a look at these FAQs to put your mind at ease and protect the whole family online with CyberSharp Protect.