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Bark - Parental Controls | unitQ Score

The unitQ score is the fraction of public feedback data (iOS & Android) that mentions quality issues.
100 = No Issues. 50 = Some Issues. 0 = All Issues
-4 Points Past 7 Days
Category: Productivity
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Android unitQ Score
Android User Feedback
62%
Android
26 Reports
iOS unitQ Score
iOS User Feedback
38%
iOS
16 Reports
User Feedback
38%
iOS
16 Reports
62%
Android
26 Reports
Bark - Parental Controls - Latest Quality Issues
iOS
Apr 20, 2021
Not user friendly. No refund
We had bought this a while ago and were convinced that it was going to be right for us, so we opted for the year. Bad decision - it was a beast to set up and couldn't even monitor certain things that we wanted to - like TikTok. When I canceled it today, probably 3 weeks after installing it, it said we would have access to it until April 2022. Big, huge, waste of money!
Android
Apr 17, 2021
Doesn't support ios and android (snapchat, tiktok)
Android
Apr 17, 2021
not downloading to my chrome am using just paided to use the app but cant
iOS
Apr 16, 2021
Negative five stars
This seems like a great idea but it's not ready. It's impossible to get it to link - so many steps. I'm tech savvy and I found it no intuitive. Also the customer services stinks. This created so much stress for our entire household. There's got to be better options.
Android
Apr 14, 2021
Your app can has a virus stop delete the bark now
Android
Apr 13, 2021
It would be better is they were more informative as to what chat app or give links to sights used. I get notifications that say "sexual content but there isn't enough information to know where it's coming from.
Android
Apr 12, 2021
It's invasion of privacy this app should not exist
iOS
Apr 11, 2021
Complicated and redundant
I have been trying for 3 days to get this set up on my kids devices. It keeps asking the same questions over and over and over, and that is very annoying. I have already provided the information tor the accounts I want monitored. I have already put in the screen time limits. Over and over and over. For. 3. Days. So I deleted the app from all the devices except mine so I could go in and cancel the billing (I am still on the free trial) and guess what...? You can't. It tells me to “contact us”. Guess what? No number. No chat. No text. A form to fill out and HOPE they get back to me before my trial runs out and I have to pay $100 a year for a useless app that's not beneficial for us because it's too freaking complicated to even get set up. I am very dissatisfied. One of my closest friends has been selling me on this product for years, she loves it. Me? Nope.
Android
Apr 11, 2021
Constant updates and doesnt work consistently. Child is essily able to disable it.
Bark - Parental Controls - Product Description
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 help@bark.us or visit help.bark.us to get answers and advice from the Bark Team. 

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