Bark detects messages containing cyberbullying, sexting, signs of depression or suicidal thoughts, and many others -- without you having to spend hours reading all of your child's messages.

Bark supports dozens of popular social media platforms, along with email, and text messaging.

Children spend an increasing amount of time socializing online. Unfortunately, new technology creates new risks. Parents need a smarter solution to help keep their children safe online without sifting through their social media feed or randomly grabbing their child's phone and scrolling through their messages.

You connect your children's accounts and we notify you if and when there's a potential issue. This approach helps to build trust and an open dialog with your family around internet 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.

"Bark alerted us to a social media post my daughter sent that implied she was not where she had said she was, and that she and her friends had illegal drugs in our vehicle that she drives. With this information we were able to ask her about the activities that night and to talk to her about the risks of having illegal drugs in the car even if the drugs belonged to a friend. Although it was a difficult conversation and there are issues still to address, I'm grateful Bark alerted us to the messages so we could take action." - Trent

"Bark notified me that my young daughter had unknowingly revealed her phone number to strangers on Twitter. The fact that notified me in realtime was impressive and led to an informative discussion with her the same day." - Jon B.

"We had a couple notifications come through and we were thankful for those. It opened up a dialog with our son which was great." - Nicci C.

"I wanted to say thank you. Bark is really providing me some peace of mind as a parent, and my kids appreciate the extra privacy I'm giving them." - Ray F.

What's New

Version 2.0.1

- Bug fixes and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5

38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Love Bark


It takes some work to get it set up, but it’s SO WORTH IT. We have a lot of communication in our family about online safety, plenty of rules, and parental controls for what content can come through our WiFi and devices, but Bark lets us see when there may be problems with texts between friends or things my kids are actively searching for online, without us having to be totally in their social business reading all their texts. For our family, it allows us to balance cautiousness with independence.

So far so good!


I just downloaded bark and I am very happy with the results! I like being able to monitor what she is doing on social media without being too intrusive. I love that it pulls up deleted texts BUT I wish that it would pull the whole conversation rather than just what was deleted so you could see the context in which the comment was made.

Awesome find


Love the app. Easy to use/install. Worth the $9/month. Good way to keep up with what kids are getting into with all the technology. I love the check in feature. It gives me fast text message updates so I can know what my daughter is doing.


Bark Technologies Inc
19.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Bark Technologies, Inc.


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