Web Filtering: How to Use the Chrome & Edge Chromium Web Filter Reports

A Bark Super Admin may wish to review a granular web browsing report for a student or group due to troubleshooting an unexpected block, ensuring new filter rules are acting as expected, or maintenance (by seeing the top blocked sites accessed by students).

With the Chrome and Edge Chromium Web Filter, the super admin of Bark for Schools can view the web browsing for a particular organizational unit or user by doing the following:

STEP 1: Click on Web Filtering Reports in your Bark dashboard drop-down menu.


STEP 2: Select the Chrome filter policy.

At the top, you'll see a summary of the web traffic requests processed. If you notice it has gone down to 0, check your configuration. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.

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A little further down, you can click into the top blocked or top allowed domains to see what other students browsed that site:


For example, if I click bark.us under the Allowed section, I would see this log that shows these 3 students recently visited that site:


STEP 3: Scroll down and select the Group / Organizational Unit. You can also use the search bar to search for a group / OU.

Here you will see a report for the whole organizational unit being filtered through the web filtering extension:


STEP 4: Scroll down and select the Student. You can also use the search bar to find a student by first and/or last name.


STEP 5: After selecting the student name, you will see a student-specific web browsing report. 

In this student-specific report, you can see the category of browsed domains, whether they were allowed or blocked, as well as the date and time of the browsed activity. This part is immensely helpful for troubleshooting an unexpectedly blocked site.

If you notice that a site is miscategorized, click on the category to suggest a new category for it. This will go straight to our team for review! In the meantime, you can add that domain to your Chrome filter exceptions.