How to Monitor Google Chrome on Computers

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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.

  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. 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.
  6. Once you've connected their email accounts to Bark, log out of your Bark dashboard.
  7. Navigate to the chrome_web_store_logo.png Chrome Web Store.
  8. 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.
  9. Click the top right puzzle-piece-solid.svg menu, click on ellipsis-vertical-solid.svg next to each Bark extension, and then Manage Extension.
  10. 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).
  11. Browse 5 - 10 sites on your child's Chrome browser.
  12. 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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Reviewing Alerts

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.

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