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Bark filtering, Blocking, Communication monitoring & Scheduling
Bark doesn’t work in quite the same way as many of the other parental control applications on the market. Rather than using a series of filtering or blocking technologies, the app as a whole monitors all activity your child engages in on monitored devices, across e-mail, text messages, and social media or Internet-enabled apps. It uses proprietary machine-learning algorithms to spot worrisome interactions – predators targeting your child, suicidal ideation, adult content, and more – and provides alerts to parents about any suspicious activity. This is a more holistic approach to parental control and monitoring than the kind of restrictive, filtering-based approach common with many other similar apps available today.
However, it does allow a higher level of control with it's Scheduling feature that allows parents to set up a responsible schedule where they can decide what time of day specific apps or sites are allowed.
Bark Screen Time Monitoring
One of the most important tools for parental control is the ability to set up clear rules on how much screen time is allowed for the kids and what is allowed to do during the time your child is spending online.
Bark's screen time management feature allows parents to manage screen time, set up downtime for internet, schedule bed time for week days before school and for weekend when more screen time might be allowed. The option to control screen time is available with all the plans and available for children's Android, iOS, and Chromebook devices.
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Check out this video to learn how to set up screen time on the bark parental control app.
Bark offers a new feature which is looks for any suspicious activity which may look or indicate online predators, inappropriate content, sexting, cyberbullying or suicidal thoughts 24/7 and will notify parents if there is something going on.