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...
- Manage schedules like School Time, Bedtime, Free Time for school nights and weekends
- Filter which categories of websites your kids can visit (such as social media, streaming, gaming, and sexual content)
- Block which apps/sites they can use at what times
- Turn off the internet when needed (while still allowing texts and calls)
- Lock on SafeSearch on Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, and YouTube
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 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 or a router with Bark built-in.
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.
Instructions for Android Devices
How do I set up in-home screen time & filtering?
When you activate the Bark Home™ or a router with Bark firmware built-in, Bark 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.
Activate in-home filtering hardware
After you've activated your Bark hardware, here's what you'll do to manage your in-home devices (phones, tablets, computers, gaming consoles, etc):
How to Set Up In-Home Screen Time Controls
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:
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: