Monitor Edge Browsing & Searching
- Log into the computer under your child's profile.
- Download or update Edge.
- On the top right, click the Profile icon and sign in with your child's account.
- 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 Edge Add-ons.
- Find and add Bark for Microsoft Edge and Bark for Microsoft Edge Watchdog.
- Click the top right menu, click on next to each Bark add-on, and then Manage extension.
- Toggle on the Allow in InPrivate option for each one.
Don't see that option? It likely means your child's browser has InPrivate Mode disabled (learn more).
- Browse 5 - 10 sites on your child's Edge browser.
- Consider disabling Guest Mode.
- Repeat these steps for any other children who use this computer.
How can I tell it's set up?
On your Bark dashboard, go to Monitoring > Devices & Apps for your child.
You should see an Edge 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 Microsoft 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.
If Bark detects instances of bullying, sexual content, self-harm, or other worrisome content in your child's Edge web browsing, we will send you an alert.
Learn more about what makes Bark's content monitoring unique.
We're sorry to hear that you're running into trouble! Check out our troubleshooting guide.