How to Activate your Parent Portal Account: Bark for Schools

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By launching the Parent Portal, a district takes the crucial step of involving parents in the mission of keeping students safe on school technology, especially after hours and on weekends. 

If our system detects issues like bullying, depression, drugs, and other worrisome content on your child's student account after hours, you will receive an email alert and be able to review the issue in your Parent Portal dashboard.

Below is what your journey will look like after you've received an email invitation from your school to create your Parent Portal account.

Get Started

STEP 1: If you'd like to enroll in the free Parent Portal, click Confirm My Contact Info in the email you've received:

STEP 2: You will be taken to a page where you enter an email and create a password for your free Parent Portal account. Then, click Confirm My Info.

NOTE 1: If you're an existing Bark account-holder, your child's student accounts should be automatically added to your account. If your child's student accounts are not added automatically, it likely means you have a different email address for your Bark account than what the school used to invite you to Parent Portal. If that's the case, you can add the student account monitoring to your existing Bark account by reaching out to your child's school to invite you to the other email address.
NOTE 2: If you are a parent with multiple children and receive separate activation emails for each child, you do not need to create separate Parent Portal accounts. Once you've created an account with the first student/child, it should automatically add your other children.

STEP 3: Enter your child's birth month and birth year, and click Save.

STEP 4: If you're interested, consider taking advantage of our free Screen Time controls! Learn more about our screen time & filtering. Otherwise, select I'll do this later when prompted.

That's it! 🎉 

Now you will be able to access the dashboard for your child(ren)'s student accounts, as seen in the image below. If there are ever any alerts, we will notify you and include the alerts in this dashboard.

A few tips:

  • You can access the dashboard from any web browser or via the Bark parent app on iOS and Android.
  • You can also add a partner or spouse as a contact so that they also receive alerts for potential issues on your child's school accounts. Click here for more information.
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How do I reach the Bark for Schools team?

We have an incredible team behind the scenes here at Bark. For technical questions, we can be reached here. Our team is happy to help!