If you use the Bark app (and not the Bark Phone) we can’t block phone numbers, phone calls, or text messages (SMS/MMS) on regular Android and iOS devices. Consider the Bark Phone if you want more control over your child's phone.
Why is Bark blocking text messages on other devices?
Did you pause the child? If you paused the interneton your child's device, this stops all internet-based communications, like Skype, Wi-Fi calling, or Wi-Fi messaging. Resume the internetwith the click of a button! Changes may take a few minutes to take effect.
Does your kid use the Messages by Google app? If they use the text message app called Messages by Google, try turning off chats in the app settings.
Does your kid use the iMessage app? If the "Unidentifiable Traffic" or "App Store & System Updates" categories are blocked in Bark, they may be blocking iMessages on iPhones, iPads, or iPods. Tryallowing those categoriesin your screen time rules.