You can apply different rules for different devices, for different times of the day, and for school nights versus weekends.
With Bark's screen time and web filtering features, you can...
- Block apps and sites (like Snapchat or www.badsite.com)
- Set rules for blocking or allowing whole categories of apps and sites (like sexual content)
- Schedule when your kids can access particular apps and sites (like no YouTube during school hours)
- 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 "monitoring" and "screen time"?
Bark's award-winning monitoring tool scans and analyzes your children's texts, photos, videos, social media, and more. We alert you if we detect self-harm, violence, predators, sexual content, or other concerning issues so that you can have important conversations with your child (learn more).
Bark's screen time and web filtering features block or allow access to apps and sites (learn more).
What devices are compatible with screen time features?
How do I set up mobile screen time controls?
When you install the Bark Kids app on your children's devices, you can then block apps and sites whether they're connected to the home Wi-Fi, a different network, or cellular data.
Get their devices set up with these guides:
Want instructions for other devices? Bark can block apps and sites on any device connected to your home Wi-Fi if you add a Bark Home to your home router.
How do I set up in-home screen time controls?
When you activate the Bark Home or a router with Bark built-in, you gain the power to block apps and sites on all of the internet-connected devices in your home (like Smart TVs, computers, gaming consoles, phones, tablets, and more). This brings our app blocking features to more than just mobile devices.
Get in-home filtering set up by following these guides:
Where do I go to block apps and set screen time schedules?
Need troubleshooting help?
We're sorry to hear you're running into trouble with your child's app and site blocking!
Check out this guide for help with common questions: