How to Activate Your Foundations Account


By purchasing Bark Foundations accounts for their families, a school helps provide a digital safety tool at no cost to their community.

Below is what your journey will look like after you've received an email invitation from your school to create your Bark Foundations account.

Get Started

STEP 1: If you'd like to enroll in your free Bark Foundations account, click Set up my free account in the email you've received:


STEP 2: You will be taken to a page where you create a password for your free Bark Foundations account. Then, click Next.


STEP 3: You will be prompted to let us know what issues you are most concerned about with your child’s online activity.


STEP 4: Enter your child's name, birth month and birth year, and click Save.

NOTE: You will be asked if you have another child once you add the first one. If you don’t, simply click Done adding children.


STEP 5: You will be asked if your child has an email account, click on any applicable accounts and click Next. Otherwise, click None of These


STEP 6: Let us know what social media accounts your child utilizes and click Next.


STEP 7: Next you’ll be prompted to set up the accounts you’ve chosen. You can always do this at any time if you're not ready right now!

STEP 8: Set Alert Notification Settings.

  • Add emails to receive alerts (can include partner, spouse, or family member's emails).
  • Add a US phone number if you'd like to receive text notifications for alerts.


STEP 9: (optional) Download the Bark parent app.

NOTE: This is a phone application that allows you to view your alerts, add new connections, and access your settings. You can also do these things on through a computer on a web browser if you would prefer to not have it on your phone.


STEP 10: Now you will see your dashboard for your child's accounts, as seen in the image below. You can access this dashboard from any web browser or via the Bark parent app on iOS and Android.



Need help or have additional questions?

We are happy to assist! Reach out to Bark Support, and we'll help every step of the way.