How to Monitor Accounts and Devices


Connecting Accounts and Devices for Monitoring

You get an unlimited number of apps and devices you can monitor with your Bark Premium subscription, meaning you can monitor unlimited Android devices, unlimited Instagram accounts, and more. See what Bark monitors on different platforms here.

STEP 1: Visit your dashboard.

STEP 2: Under the child, select Monitoring > scroll down > select +Add new device or +Add new app (either one works!).

STEP 3: Select the device, social media account, or email account you'd like to connect for monitoring. (How does monitoring work?)

STEP 4: Get connected! Because Bark uses a layered approach for comprehensive coverage, certain devices or social media platforms will have their own special setup steps. 

Device Instructions

Social Media & Email Instructions

  • If you have your child's device on-hand, select I have my child's device. We will then send your child's device a child-specific link that you can use to easily connect the accounts on your child's device.
  • If you know your child's username and password for this platform, select I have my child's password. You will then be prompted to enter that information on the following screen.
  • If you want to talk to your child about connecting their accounts while allowing them to retain privacy over their passwords, choose My child will connect this account to send them a text or email message with connection instructions. This is basically how you can invite your child into connecting their own accounts!
  • Then, to finish connecting the social or email account to Bark for monitoring, you will click Allow on the subsequent screen. For example, below is the Gmail connection process if you select "I have my child's Gmail password."
  • Repeat these steps for any other social media and email accounts your child has. Don't worry if you forgot to connect an account or need to take a break, you can always add it later!
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🚧 Having trouble connecting? Check out our troubleshooting solutions.

All done! 🎉

You can now see the connected accounts and devices on your dashboard under that child's profile under Monitoring. You can review alerts, manage your account, and more via this dashboard on your computer or mobile device.

NOTE: Please allow for some time after the initial connection before you start receiving alerts.

Need additional assistance getting set up?

You may wish to reference these guides:

If applicable, check out our troubleshooting solutions for connecting social media accounts here:

Reviewing Alerts

If Bark detects instances of bullying, sexual content, depression, self-harm, or other worrisome content in your child's messaging or media on their device, we will send you a notification.

Learn more about what makes Bark's content monitoring unique.


Need help or have additional questions?

We are happy to assist! Reach out to Bark Support, and we'll help every step of the way.