Monitor Chrome Browsing and Searching
Watch this video to learn how to monitor Chrome on a computer. If you'd like some additional tips — or if the video doesn't play — follow the step-by-step instructions written below.
- Log into the computer under your child's profile.
- Open the Google Chrome Browser.
- On the top right, click the Profile icon and sign in with your child's account.
- Turn on sync.
- Connect your child's email account(s) to Bark
This is important because it helps our system identify your child's web browser as their own, which is a crucial step in keeping them safe online.
- Once you've connected their email accounts to Bark, log out of your Bark dashboard.
- Navigate to the Chrome Web Store.
- 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.
- Click the top right menu, click on next to each Bark extension, and then Manage Extension.
- 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).
- Browse 5 - 10 sites on your child's Chrome browser.
- 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:
- Talk to your child about Bark and why the Bark extensions need to remain installed. Don't worry, if either one is deleted or stops working, we will alert you.
- Connect the Google accounts that your child uses to Bark.
- Get the Bark Home! With it in place, you can filter the web, set up screen time schedules, and block apps/sites on any computer or internet device in your home.
- Learn more about the built-in Microsoft Family Safety Controls, Apple Screen Time Controls, or Chromebook Parental Controls.
If Bark detects instances of cyberbullying, sexual content, self-harm, or other worrisome content in your child's web browsing or searches, we will send you an alert.
Learn more about what makes Bark's content monitoring unique.
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