How to Set Up Bark on a Computer

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What is monitored?

If you are on the Bark Premium subscription plan, your child's connected email and social media accounts, like Twitter or Gmail, are monitored at the account-level, meaning they are being monitored regardless of the device they are on — phone, tablet, or computer. Learn how to connect your child's email & social media accounts for monitoring.

Bark can even alert you about potential new accounts or apps your child creates!

Furthermore, Bark monitors web browsing on Chrome and Edge — including website visits, searches, and incognito browsing — when you install the Bark extension for the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers on your child's Chromebook, Mac, or Windows computer.

To get started, continue reading below.

What web browser(s) does your child use on their computer?

Google Chrome Browser

If your child uses Chrome on their Chromebook, Mac, or Windows computer, then you can follow these steps to monitor web browsing, including incognito browsing mode. This is available on the Bark Premium subscription plan.

Microsoft Edge Browser

If your child uses Edge on their Windows or Mac computer, then you can follow these steps to monitor web browsing, including private browsing mode. This is available on the Bark Premium subscription plan.

Other Browser

If your child does not use Edge nor Chrome on their computer, then consider the Bark Home! You can block sites/apps on any internet-connected device in the home (including gaming consoles, computers, and smart TVs). Learn more about Bark Home. If you've already activated Bark Home, now all you need to do is identify the computes and devices to start enforcing your rules!

If you do not have Bark Home, consider uninstalling the other web browsers (or blocking them via the built-in parental controls) and only allowing your child to use a web browser that can be monitored by Bark.

For instructions on setting up the built-in Windows, Mac, or Chromebook parental controls, as well as all other available parental controls on the devices and digital services in your home, check out Barkomatic.

 

How do I know it's monitoring my child's web browsing?

If Bark is monitoring your child's web browsing on their computer, you should see a Chrome icon on the list of connected devices and accounts for that child on your dashboard:

If you're worried about monitoring your child's web browsing on their phone or tablet, then make sure you've set up their phone or tablet for monitoring by following the guides below:

NOTE: Chrome & Edge content monitoring is only included on the Bark Premium subscription plan.

 

Need additional help?

Bark Support is here for you! Don't hesitate to reach out to us, and we'll be happy to assist.