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."

 

Need additional assistance?

Don't hesitate to reach out to us!