What is Screen Time & Web Filtering?


What is Screen Time & Web Filtering?

Screen time & filtering, also known as mobile or in-home controls, prohibit or allow access to particular websites, apps, and internet services. When set up, you can...

What is the difference between "content monitoring" and "screen time & filtering"?

Click here to learn about how both monitoring and web filtering can help keep kids safer on their devices.

What devices are compatible?

If your children have older devices, you may wish to verify they are compatible here.

Monitoring is available for Android, iOS, Amazon Fire, and computers on the Bark Premium subscription plan. Learn more about content monitoring.

Mobile screen time controls are available for Android, iOS, and Chromebook devices on the Bark Jr and Bark Premium subscription plans

In-home screen time controls are available for any device connected to your home Wi-Fi network when you purchase and activate the Bark Home device. Learn more about the Bark Home.

How do I set up mobile screen time & filtering?

Families can set screen time limits and create schedules for when their children’s Android, iOS, and Chromebook devices can connect to the internet (through both cell service and Wi-Fi). You can also select which websites and apps are appropriate for your child to access on these devices at particular times.

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How do I set up in-home screen time & filtering?

The Bark Home is a small device that connects to your Wi-Fi router. It allows you to manage screen time and filter content on all of the internet-connected devices in your home (like Smart TVs, computers, gaming consoles, phones, tablets, and more). This allows you to enforce screen time on more than just mobile devices.

For the first-time activation of the Bark Home device, see here:

How to Set Up the Bark Home

After you've activated the Bark Home with your account, we have setup instructions for your in-home devices (phones, tablets, computers, gaming consoles, etc.):

How to Set Up In-Home Screen Time Controls

Other Resources:

How do I manage the Screen Time & Filtering rules?

You can use the website or the parent / guardian app to adjust your children's schedules, rules, and more. For more information, click below:

Manage Screen Time Rules

Where can I find troubleshooting solutions for Screen Time & Web Filtering?

We're sorry to hear you're running into trouble with your child's screen time and web filtering! Check out this guide for help with common questions.


Need additional assistance?

Check out our Screen Time Troubleshooting Guide. We're also happy to help. Don't hesitate to reach out to us!