How to Monitor Google Chrome on Computers

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Watch this video to learn how to monitor Chrome on a computer. 

  1. Log into the computer under your child's profile.
  2. Open the Google Chrome Browser.
  3. On the top right, click the circle-user-solid.svg Profile icon and sign in with your child's account. 
  4. Turn on sync.
  5. On your parent phone or computer, connect your child's email account(s) to Bark by tapping on the Monitoring tile and then scrolling down to +Add App. Select Gmail or Outlook and get it connected.
    • You know their email password
      Select "I have my kid's password" and enter it in. Allow all permissions.
    • You don't know their email password
      Select "My kid will connect this account" and enter in the email that is signed into the Chromebook. On your kid's computer Chrome browser, open their email inbox. Find the email invite with a link to connect accounts to Bark. Select Gmail or Outlook and get it connected.
  6. On your kid's computer Chrome browser, navigate to the chrome_web_store_logo.png Chrome Web Store.
  7. Find and add Bark for Chrome and Bark for Chrome Watchdog to your child's Chrome. 
    Don't see the extensions? Select More Extensions on the top right to see more search results.
  8. Click the top right puzzle-piece-solid.svg menu, click on ellipsis-vertical-solid.svg next to each Bark extension, and then Manage Extension.
  9. Toggle on the Allow in Incognito option for each one.
    Don't see that option? It likely means your child's browser has Incognito Mode disabled (learn more).
  10. Browse 5–10 sites on your child's Chrome browser.
  11. Consider disabling Guest Mode on the MacBook, Windows PC, or Chromebook.

How can I tell it's set up?

On your Bark dashboard, go to Monitoring > Devices & Apps for your child.

You should see a Chrome icon:

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