What is the difference between content monitoring and web filtering?

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Web Filtering

Screen time & web filtering, also known as on-the-go controls or in-home controls, prohibit or allow access to particular websites, apps, and internet services. On Android and iOS, this is accomplished via the Bark VPN installed on your child's device with the Bark Kids app. The Bark VPN doesn't do anything other than block or allow sites & apps according to your rules for that profile.

On computers, smart TVs, and gaming consoles, this is accomplished via the Bark Home device being plugged into your router. The Bark Home device also doesn't do anything other than block or allow content according to your rules for particular devices.

To verify that web filtering is working on your family's devices, click “Settings” under a profile. Then, select “Devices and Apps” to review the status of the "on-the-go controls" or "in-home controls" for a particular device.

❗️  means action is required / something is not working properly. Click on it to learn more.

🟡  means you could set up some additional coverage if you wanted to.

✅  means that part is working.

If you notice screen time & web filtering is not working, click here for solutions.

Content Monitoring

Content monitoring is the contextual analysis of texts, photos, videos, social media, etc. on your child's device for worrisome content. On iOS, this is the monitoring we do via the Bark Desktop App. On Android, this is the monitoring we do via the Bark for Kids app installed on the child's device. If we find something alarming in your child's messaging, media, or web browsing, we alert you.

To verify that content monitoring is working on your child's devices and connected accounts, click “Settings” under a child. Then, select “Devices and Apps” to review the status of the "content monitoring" for a particular device or app.

❗️  means action is required / something is not working properly. Click on it to learn more.

🟡  means you could set up some additional coverage if you wanted to.

✅  means that part is working.

If there is a problem with monitoring the content of your child's device, see below for frequent solutions:

 

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