Set Up Edge Chromium Monitoring: Bark for Schools

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We've developed the Bark for Microsoft Edge extension for monitoring child browsing activity within Edge Chromium. This extension is not a filter — it does not prohibit traffic, but it will alert you to worrisome web browsing. 

If you'd rather deploy one of our web filters, check out this article instead.

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You can deploy our web monitoring extension to Microsoft Edge by following either method below:

NOTE: You may have to make slight adjustments to the instructions to successfully deploy the extension to Edge within your environment.

Method A: User / Group Policy

STEP 1: Log in to your Microsoft Admin Console.

STEP 2: Finalize setup of the Chrome extension in O365.

  • Make sure that you've deployed Microsoft Edge 77 or later to your students, if you haven't already.
  • Then, follow these instructions to force install extensions on Edge: How to Deploy Extensions to Edge
  • When prompted, enter the extension ID. You can find this on the Microsoft Add-Ons page for the extension -- it's the last part of the URL: pjbpapmfoaplcoaohhdfgdkffdfebmkd
  • We also recommend disabling Incognito / InPrivate browsing on their web browsers and disabling "Guest Mode" on their web browsers within the O365 Admin Console.

How do I know it's working?

Once deployed, students will notice there is a Bark dog on the top right of their browser, and when they click into their browser settings, it will say it is "Managed by your organization."
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Method B: Intune MDM

STEP 1: In a new tab, log in to the O365 Device Management Portal.

STEP 2: Select Devices – Windows.

STEP 3: On the Configuration Profiles tab click Create profile.

  • Give the configuration profile a Name.
  • Enter a Description (optional).
  • Choose Windows 10 as Platform.
  • Choose Administrative Templates as Profile type.
  • Click Create.
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STEP 4: Open the settings tab.
  • Select Edge version 77 and later from the dropdown menu.
  • Search for Extensions (this gives an overview of all extension-related settings).
  • Click on Control which extensions are installed silently.
  • Select Enabled.
  • Add the Bark extension ID. You can find this on the Microsoft Add-Ons page for the extension -- it's the last part of the URL: pjbpapmfoaplcoaohhdfgdkffdfebmkd
  • Once you've entered in the extension ID, click OK.
  • Assign the profile to a security group.
  • We also recommend disabling Incognito / InPrivate browsing on their web browsers and disabling "Guest Mode" on their web browsers within the O365 Admin Console.

How do I know it's working?

Once deployed, students will notice there is a Bark dog on the top right of their browser, and when they click into their browser settings, it will say it is "Managed by your organization."