Bark - Parental Controls

Bark Macbook App Download

Download Bark on Macbook

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2019-09-25
  • Current Version: 5.3.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 18.39 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.05646
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How To Download Bark - Parental Controls in Macbook Operating system

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Bark provides families with all the tools they need to raise kids in the digital age. Our comprehensive service lets you monitor content, manage screen time, and filter websites so you can get peace of mind while your child is online. 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. Parents receive alerts only when something potentially problematic occurs online. You won’t have full access to everything on your child’s phone — just the things you might need to know about. SCREEN TIME MANAGEMENT Families can set healthy time limits and create schedules for when their children’s devices can connect to the internet (through both cell service and Wi-Fi). WEB FILTERING Our web filter lets you select which websites your child can access on their devices. You can allow or block specific sites — or even whole categories like streaming services, online gaming, sexual content, and more. BARK TESTIMONIALS • "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. • “It’s just another set of protections we as parents give our kids for the digital environment (or as my 10-year-old calls it, a “cell phone seat belt”). My oldest is a 9th grader, and while I trust her, I’ve come to realize through the alerts that some of her friends aren’t truly her friends. It’s led to some amazing conversations about choosing friends wisely and recognizing toxic people. While she wasn’t for Bark at first, she’s since said she’s grateful that I saw those messages because it reaffirmed what she was feeling but didn’t know how to verbalize without sounding sensitive.” — Bark Parent • "Bark notified me that my young daughter had unknowingly revealed her phone number to strangers on Twitter. The fact that Bark notified me was impressive and led to an informative discussion with her the same day." — Jon B. • “Since Bark alerted us to the suicidal language used in the Google doc that was being used in a chat document with a friend, we have seen both a pediatrician and a licensed counselor. We are hopeful for a positive outcome. Thanks to Bark for letting us peek into our child’s mind!” — Bark Parent • “This app is a lifesaver! It has allowed us to catch so many “red flags” in the content my kids have accessed on their devices and in their interactions with friends and other people online that I wouldn’t have ever known about otherwise. The big difference between Bark and other “Parental Control” software is that Bark allows your kids to have so much more privacy. It doesn’t show you everything they do, but sends an instant alert regarding any activity that might be concerning. Highly recommended!” — Bark Parent With Bark, you can help keep your kids safe both online and in real life. Try it out for seven days absolutely free! Our Family Online Safety Specialists are standing by to help answer any questions you may have. Email or visit to get answers and advice from the Bark Team. Terms of Use



  • worst thing i've ever had

    By ardietel
    absolutely horrible and only made my kids hate me
  • Terrible

    By Punneo1
    My subscription ended on January 13th and there was an unauthorized purchase today the January 21st due to my child being on my phone and messing around on there and I got notified that I renewed an annual subscription that I did not want and I can’t even get anyone to contact me to help me get a refund.
  • you should upgrade! have another pointless alert!

    By elwood was already taken
    constant and never ending reminder to upgrade. after spending 30s multiple times still can’t turn off alerts. alerts like “take this 2 minute quiz on kids slang”. on android my kids disabled this less than a minute after I gave it to them. Just need to go settings then vpn and turn it off. The next day I poked around and found the notification in the app. This app probably works good for a 6 year old but why would you give a phone to a 6 year old?
  • difficult to set up

    By lmtx
    difficult to setup
  • Absolutely recommend!

    By SSwinford19
    I am that parent that believes a child doesn’t need a phone. BUT a situation happened to us that was very scary. My 10yr old had an after school activity and it was set up by the teacher that parents would pick the kids up on the west side of the building. When I got there, my 10yr old wasn’t there. We spent 10 minutes looking for my child. Come to find out her and a friend didn’t follow instructions and exited on the east side of the building. I found her safely across the street from the school. Only to discover her crying because while she was waiting for me, a man drove up to her, rolled down his window and tried to talk to her. After that, I never wanted to feel that helpless feeling and her to feel so unsafe. So we discovered bark! Since she isn’t ready to have full access that a cellphone allows, we’re able to modify settings but still be able to get in touch with her if there’s ever any type of miscommunication or anything. The app is extremely user friendly!!!
  • Love this, but a few critical pieces need work

    By Mrsjoey1
    I love, love, love this app, but I do have some suggestions. I know the iPhone part is tricky, but we’ve been experiencing something new with Bark the last couple of months that hasn’t happened in the year we’ve had the app. I would’ve given five stars if not for this, because it’s causing some issues in our home. In order for Bark to run a scan, my daughter’s phone prompts her to put in her passcode saying she trusts the computer. This is a big fail, because how often will kids “allow” their phone to be scanned. Plus, that just opens a door of resentment towards their parents as they are constantly reminded they are monitored (even though we don’t hide that from her, we also don’t rub it in her face). Or if they get that alert, then they have time to go and delete things before Bark can detect them since Bark cannot see deleted things. Which not being able to see deleted things is a bummer. Another thing to work on would be somehow make it to where the phone/devices can be scanned even if not on the same WiFi. Again, unable to scan gives kids time to delete/hide things. Sometimes our kids go on trips or to friends’ houses for a few days, we need to be able to keep an eye on them. We have a very good daughter, but she is still a teen that needs guidance and will make mistakes. I used to have peace of mind with Bark, but now that we can’t consistently monitor with that whole “passcode computer trust thing” (and combined with off WiFi not monitoring), I’m losing satisfaction 🙁
  • Battery issues

    By jBigmac71
    I’ve had to disable the app on my kids phone since it’s consuming approx 40% (ish) of the daily battery. I’m not sure if a recent update is causing issues, but doesn’t seem to make sense for kids to have a new iPhone 14 PRO and it’s almost dead mid-day, because of app.
  • Horrible

    By Aaron.Gilliam
    This app has too many issues
  • App uses a VPN

    By M&M's 321
    Not sure why, but this app uses a VPN, which significantly brings down your internet speed, and gets to a point where it is really annoying. There is no reason to use a VPN and as I said earlier it brings down your internet speeds as well as gives you some loading screens that load for as long as hours. I know it is not my internet as I have disconnected from the VPN and everything works perfectly fine.
  • No longer worth the money

    By Mrs Momma P
    No longer usable for Apple devices. Wasted hours of time trying to correct. It’s been over a month and still not usable. Worked in the beginning but updates have ruined it. The Bark website doesn’t give useful advice to get things fixed, even though it says they updated it recently. Their steps do not even align with current device menus on laptop or phone. Don’t waste your money and look elsewhere.