Bark for Schools Monitoring

What is Bark for Schools?

Our Bark for Schools product is available at no cost to all K-12 schools across the U.S., Bark for Schools provides monitoring for Google Workspace and Microsoft 365, including Chrome and DNS filtering.

Bark for Schools is an invaluable safety net for schools, their faculties, and their students. Our monitoring service not only detects potential issues but also helps the administration better understand their student body. 

Monitoring

We analyze the following platforms for worrisome content whether the student uses their account on a school or personal device.

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Location What we monitor

Bark for Schools (free)

Bark for Schools(paid)

Gmail Subject, Body, Attachments (Images and Videos) ✔️ ✔️
Gmail Inline Images   ✔️
Google Drive Images, Videos, Office documents (.doc, .docx, etc.), Plain text files ✔️ ✔️
Google Docs Document Title, Text within the document, Comments, and Replies ✔️ ✔️
Google Docs Inline Images   ✔️
Google Slides Presentation Title, Text and Emojis on the Slides, Comments, and Replies   ✔️
Google Sheets Spreadsheet Title, Text within the cells, Comments and Replies   ✔️
Google Chat Text and Attachments (Images, Videos) in Direct Messages* ✔️ ✔️
Google Chrome Webpage Titles and Searches** ✔️ ✔️

* Ensure your Google Chat settings are configured correctly here.
** If you've deployed the Bark for Chrome extension in Google Workspace.

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Location What we monitor

Bark for Schools (free)

Bark for Schools+(paid)

Outlook Subject, Body, Attachments (Images and Videos) ✔️ ✔️
Outlook Inline Images   ✔️
Teams Text, Images, and Videos in Direct Messages ✔️ ✔️
OneDrive Images, Videos, Office documents (.doc, .docx, etc.), Plain text files ✔️ ✔️
Word Docs Content, Comments, and Replies ✔️ ✔️
Word Docs Inline Images   ✔️
Microsoft Edge Webpage Titles and Searches* ✔️ ✔️

* If you've deployed the Bark for Edge extension via O365.

Web filtering

Our web filters are designed with the needs of schools in mind, allowing you to block categories, specific sites, and review web filter reports for insights. We offer two options to choose from:

  • Chrome/Edge web filtering extension: deployed to student accounts via Chrome extension settings (Google Workspace) or via Microsoft Group Policy or Intune MDM (Microsoft 365). This is a great option for remote learning.
  • DNS filter: deployed to school network via DNS. This is a great option for on-campus learning.