Marco Polo App: What Is It? Is It Safe?

Is the Marco Polo app safe? It's fun for kids and adults, but it doesn't come without safety concerns. So what can parents do to help protect their kids on the app? | Continue reading


@bark.us | 6 days ago

How Does Zoom Work? Video Calls for School and Business

As your family navigates video programs for work and school, you might be wondering, “How does Zoom work?” Here’s what you need to know. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 11 days ago

Bark Kids is Back in the App Store

Our new Bark Kids app is available in Apple’s App Store. Download it today so your kid can connect accounts and use our Check-Ins feature. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 17 days ago

Anxiety in Teens and Tweens: Helping Your Kid Through a Stressful Time

Anxiety in teens and tweens can be hard to identify. Here’s how parents and guardians can help their kids. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 19 days ago

Bark Partners With the Varsity Esports Foundation

Our new partnership with Varsity Esports will help us keep more kids safe from cyberbullying and predators while they game. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 25 days ago

Another Year in School Safety

Our school safety product, Bark for Schools, helps schools and communities protect students online. Here, we look back at the past year. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 26 days ago

What Parents Need to Know About the Byte App

Have you heard of the Byte app? Here’s what you should know about the social platform, which features short videos. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 1 month ago

Bark Acquires Router Limits to Create All-in-One Online Safety Solution for Kids

Learn how this partnership will help parents not only monitor but also manage screen time and filter web content for kids. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 1 month ago

What is Sadfishing?: A New Trend That Parents Need to Know About

What is sadfishing? It’s important to talk to your kid about this trend of exaggerating negative feelings online. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 1 month ago

Safer Internet Day: How to Talk to Your Kids About Digital Citizenship

For Safer Internet Day, discuss the importance of digital citizenship with your kids with these helpful conversation starters. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 1 month ago

FAQs for Sloane Ryan and the Special Projects Team

We’ve compiled these FAQs for Sloane Ryan to address common concerns we’ve received from readers who are worried about online predation. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 2 months ago

How to Talk About Online Predators With Your Kids

It's not easy to talk about online predators with your kids, but it's important to have this difficult conversation to help keep them safe. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 2 months ago

Are Smart Speakers Safe for Kids?

Kids can use smart speakers to play music or check the weather at a moment's notice. But the devices also pose some potential dangers. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 2 months ago

Human Trafficking Awareness: What Parents and Guardians Need to Know

Human trafficking awareness may not be something you think about often, but learning more about the issue can help you keep your child safe. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 2 months ago

Teaching Internet Safety: What You Need to Know Before Your Kids Are Online

You may not think teaching internet safety before your kid is online is necessary, but it's good to have these discussions with them early and often. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 2 months ago

CGI Influencers — The Instagram Trend You Might Not Know About

You may not have heard of CGI influencers, but they're changing the way people interact with products online. Here's what parents need to know. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 2 months ago

5 Tech Skills That Are Now Life Skills

Older generations had to learn tech skills to keep up with the changing times. But for kids today, tech skills have become life skills. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 2 months ago

Bark Behind the Scenes in 2019

2019 was an excellent year for all of us at Bark. We've tallied up some of our fondest behind-the-scenes memories to show you just how fun it was. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 3 months ago

Bark Debuts New Sentiment Insights Feature in Parent Dashboard

Families now have a way to learn from the language their children use in online activities with our sentiment insights feature. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 3 months ago

Your Child’s First Phone: Tips and Tools That Every Parent Needs

Is your kid about to get their first phone? This guide will teach you everything you need to know about how to help keep them safe online. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 3 months ago

Soy Una Madre de 37 Años y Pasé Siete Días en Línea Como Una Niña de 11 Años. Esto Fue Lo Que Aprendí.

Una madre se hizo pasar por una niña en línea y depredadores infantiles le enviaron mensajes explícitos. Esto fue lo que aprendió. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 3 months ago

So You’ve Read Sloane’s Story — Here Are 9 Ways You Can Help

Bark's Special Projects Team — led by Sloane Ryan — went undercover to combat online child predators, and we recently published our findings. Since then, hundreds of people have reached out asking how they can get involved. Here are some ways that you can help make a difference. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 3 months ago

The Ultimate Guide to Gaming and Chatroom Safety

Many parents might not realize the dangers gaming chatrooms can pose to kids. Here you'll find the parental controls you need for all the most popular games. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 3 months ago

Is WhatsApp Safe for Kids? Using a WhatsApp Monitor

Parents might not think of WhatsApp as an app to watch out for. But like every other messaging app, it poses potential risks for kids. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 4 months ago

How TikTok is Changing What Social Media Means for Gen Z

Today's teens are obsessed with TikTok. From TikTok memes to viral history lessons, here's how it's changing the way a generation relates to social media. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 4 months ago

8 Reasons Bark is Great for iOS Families

Bark monitors iOS devices better than any other product on the market. Here are 8 reasons that iOS families need Bark to help keep their kids safe online. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 4 months ago

Bark Now Monitors the Anonymous Messaging App Lipsi

Lipsi is an anonymous messaging app. Bark monitors chats, comments, and the posts your child views on Android devices to help keep kids safe on Lipsi. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 4 months ago

How Dungeons & Dragons Can Benefit Kids

Dungeons & Dragons, the fantastical role-playing game, has been making its way into the mainstream. Here's how playing the game can be beneficial for kids. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 4 months ago

Chatting With Strangers: Bark Now Monitors HOLLA

Bark now monitors text chats within the HOLLA app for signs of digital dangers on Android devices. Here's what parents need to know. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 4 months ago

What Parents Need to Know About Photo Roulette

Photo Roulette is a game that lets kids see random photos saved on each other's phones to guess whose picture it is. But not all photos are appropriate. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 4 months ago

Houseparty App: Is it Safe for Kids?

Houseparty is a social media app that allows users to connect with people they know — and people they don't. Is Houseparty safe for kids to use? | Continue reading


@bark.us | 5 months ago

Bark Now Monitors Skype: What Parents Need to Know

Bark now monitors text and media in direct messages on Skype for Android and Amazon devices so your kids can be better protected from digital dangers. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 5 months ago

Why Halloween Is Awesome in the Digital Age

For parents who want their kids to have a fun and safe Halloween, look no further! Bark brings you tips and tricks for making the most of the spooky season. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 5 months ago

Bark Signs the Student Privacy Pledge

Bark is a proud signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge. We're committed to giving schools and parents peace of mind knowing that their children's personal information is secure. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 5 months ago

6 Burning Questions About Kids and Vaping

More and more stories have come out about vaping. We've answered some of the most urgent questions parents have about kids and vaping. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 5 months ago

How Parents Can Pass on Good Digital Habits

It's important for parents to pass on good digital habits to their kids. Here are some ways parents can set a healthy example. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 5 months ago

What Parents Need to Know About Threads

Instagram has released a new app called Threads that allows users to make private Close Groups with their friends. Here's what parents need to know. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 6 months ago

Even More Teen Slang Through the Ages

Think today's teen slang is confusing? Parents have been perplexed all throughout history. Here are 10 more examples of modern slang and their old-timey counterparts. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 6 months ago

3 Great Features iOS 13 Offers Families

Apple just released iOS 13 for its devices. The new software upgrade comes packed with features that families will appreciate. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 6 months ago

Bark Now Monitors Photo-Editing App VSCO

VSCO — complete with its stylish bevy of “VSCO girls” — is Instagram’s cooler, artsier sibling. Learn how the app works, why it's trendy, and what Bark now monitors on the platform. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 6 months ago

Bark Partners With Sandy Hook Promise to Help Protect Students

Bark is proud to partner with Sandy Hook Promise. By combining our resources, more communities will be better protected from senseless acts of violence. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 6 months ago

WATCH: How Communication Can Help Prevent a Tragedy

Bark's Chief Parent Officer Titania Jordan spoke with youth mental health advocate Katey McPherson about how communication can help prevent teen suicide. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 6 months ago

What is a VPN?: The Ultimate Guide for Parents

Find out what a VPN is and why kids use them to get around parental controls. Learn how to prevent your child from installing a VPN and how to find out if your child has already one installed on their device. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 7 months ago

Deep Fakes: A Disturbing New Trend in A.I.

Deep fakes are becoming easier to make, and everyone is at risk of becoming a victim. Here's everything you need to know to help protect your family. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 7 months ago

Middle School: A Parent’s Survival Guide

Middle school is a crucial time of development in a child’s life and there’s a lot of opportunity for important lessons and discussions that will help shape them into well-rounded, socially-conscious, and responsible adults. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 7 months ago

WATCH: Bark for Schools Helps Mount Vernon Presbyterian School Partner With Parents

Watch our new video to see how Bark for Schools helps Mount Vernon Presbyterian School partner with parents in their community using our Parent Portal. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 7 months ago

Kids and Technology: Tips and Tricks to Help Keep Them Safe Online

It’s not always easy to navigate kids and technology. Luckily, Bark has plenty of resources to help you raise your kid in the digital age. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 7 months ago

A Privacy and Security Guide to Bark

From encryption to compliance, you can read our privacy and security guide to see how Bark is helping to protect all aspects of your child's online safety. | Continue reading


@bark.us | 7 months ago