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Bark for Chrome

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Monitor chrome web browsing for inappropriate content.

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Description from store Bark for Chrome is installed on the child's Chrome browser to help protect the child against inappropriate content. Bark detects messages containing cyberbullying, sexting, signs of depression or suicidal thoughts, and many others -- without you having to spend hours reading your child's messages. Bark supports dozens of popular social media platforms, along with email, and text messaging. Children spend an increasing amount of time socializing online. Unfortunately, new technology creates new risks. Parents need a smarter solution to help keep their children safe online without sifting through their social media feed or randomly grabbing their child's phone and scrolling through their messages. You connect your children's accounts and we notify you if and when there's a potential issue. This approach helps to build trust and an open dialog with your family around internet safety. Testimonials: "My wife and i LOVE Bark - we’ve had some tough, but productive conversations with our 13 year old son. It’s proving to be extremely valuable." - Josh L. "Bark alerted us to a social media post my daughter sent that implied she was not where she had said she was, and that she and her friends had illegal drugs in our vehicle that she drives. With this information we were able to ask her about the activities that night and to talk to her about the risks of having illegal drugs in the car even if the drugs belonged to a friend. Although it was a difficult conversation and there are issues still to address, I'm grateful Bark alerted us to the messages so we could take action." - Trent "Bark notified me that my young daughter had unknowingly revealed her phone number to strangers on Twitter. The fact that bark.us notified me in realtime was impressive and led to an informative discussion with her the same day." - Jon B. "We had a couple notifications come through and we were thankful for those. It opened up a dialog with our son which was great." - Nicci C. "I wanted to say thank you. Bark is really providing me some peace of mind as a parent, and my kids appreciate the extra privacy I'm giving them." - Ray F.

Latest reviews

  • (2022-09-16) Baradeva Raditya: No bugs, No Lagging, No Virus And My Chromebook Its Okay.
  • (2022-06-08) ash von: this is the worst app tha tcould exist on the market along with life 360, its horrible most teens cant even have a conversation with their friends without it being marked as violence and such it wont even let you swear which is pretty terrible for an app designed for pre-teens and actual teenagers. parents if you want a good relationship with your kid do NOT GET THIS APP!!!! IT WILL ONLY WORSEN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM
  • (2022-02-17) Mahit Setty: Nobody likes bark, whoever made it should go expose their search history and I bet it's worse than ours
  • (2022-02-15) Awesomdood: I literally hate this app. It will report literally almost every single thing you search up. I am a 7th grade student, and privacy is kicked to the curb and burned by bark. It reports so many minor things, even when you say "punch" or "kick" even when you're not trying to use it for violence. I thought that this app would just report major things, like p*** or other stuff like that. But NOO. It feels like reporting only tiny stuff and not even caring about major things. Plus, it only reports stuff based off of its name. Like for example, if i watch a video called "kicking a rock," it will report it for violence, but if a video is about d3ath and extreme violence but it says something like "A guy with another guy," it doesn't even care. I once listened to music, and it got reported for self harm, even though it had the word "Decide." Really? THERE IS NO REFERENCE TO HURTING YOURSELF WITH THE WORD DECIDE! I also looked at some of the reviews, and some people are saying that this extension is spyware and gives your computer a virus. Anything that is above 3 stars is untrue, and one person with a 5 star review called people who rated this 1 star, "immature children." Bro. READ THE COMMENTS, HELICOPTER KAREN. One guy called Moeve claimed that he is 16, and that is nowhere close to a child. I am almost 13, and I wouldn't be classified as a "child". I absolutely hate this. I want this to be shut down. This is THE WORST app on chrome that ever exists.
  • (2022-01-05) Dani P: Very buggy and took up a lot of space. Gave my computer a virus and it loaded slower.
  • (2021-12-29) Chloe Ashley: This is the worst possible extension to exist. This should be removed. I understand schools using this but the thing is that you get ZERO PRIVACY. Parents also use this. This can be helpful BUT you should be able to trust your child. Using this extension as a parent to secretly watch your child is a VERY bad idea. I say this because it make your child try to hide things from you. They will end up not trusting you. I swear that some people need to respect their children's privacy. Like I said earlier, this should be DELETED IMMEADENTLY, along with any other Bark extensions.
  • (2021-12-12) Owen Early: cringe beta app 0 stars would not recommend
  • (2021-11-09) yeep: This is not a safe extension, gave me a virus. Do not install on your chromebook.
  • (2021-09-10) Marco Favuzza: This app gave me and my whole school a virus!!! *DON'T* download it because you'll regret it very soon after...
  • (2021-08-17) Kazoo Kid: Personally I didn't like it when it was mentioned to me in the beginning. I have a series of online friends who also agree with me that this extension is suspect, because it has been messing with my devices. I was using discord, talking to someone on the phone when Bark forcibly shut down Discord, and it wouldn't let me send / receive messages from anyone. Same thing with just normal messaging. I happened to be on the phone with someone when I opened the Bark app and it said it would start "screen casting" my information, and it even specified "passwords, bank information, social media, emails, account info" etc or whatever it was. But it's not safe, and I'm pretty sure it's wired with some sort of virus intentions.
  • (2021-08-01) Tamie Naranjo: So... Back when I was a fifth grader, my school decided to put this on my school account, which I was like, "Oh, just a harmless little extension to monitor me," but I was wrong. I was watching some Apex Legends videos on Youtube, and ended up getting flagged for violence.Nothing is personal for me anymore, and I feel like I always have a bootleg developer watching me. I am so insecure, I have even put tape over my webcam. I do, in fact understand that the school wants to make sure I'm not doing anything wrong, and I was fine with that, up until it glue itself to my personal email. I don't know how it got there, but now I can't do anything anymore because I can't research stuff due to restrictions, can't play games, watch videos on Youtube, or even send texts or messages without getting flagged. My PC AND LAPTOP got bricked because of viruses caused by this retarded program. - A Boiling 6th Grader
  • (2021-07-05) meltingmochi “Nia Wright-Cason”: This is garbage. I am an 8 yr old and bark gave a whole school a virus. No privacy!!!
  • (2021-05-24) Kai Fishburn: It works to monitor me and my sister, and even though it's not my favorite thing I still respect Bark's developers for keeping me safe.
  • (2021-05-21) Daniel Grant: ITS HAKING ME
  • (2021-05-19) WandaBro5: THE worst app you can ever get it got me in trouble at school for the dumbest stuff AND it blocks stuff that is not even bad
  • (2021-05-17) Moeve: This App is the worse thing to happen to me in a long time. My parents put this on my device & linked all my stuff. This has absolutely ruined my social life.I had friends that I can't even talk to anymore because of this apps stupid restrictions. My parents treat me like a five year old who doesn't know how to make his own decisions. I'm 15 nearly 16 and they're just now deciding to get this app right as I have an actual social life. God, I've never hated my parents more. If any parents are reading this. Find a better way. No kid or teenager is gonna be okay with you just accessing everything they have. Don't treat your kids like belongings. They aren't just people that live in your house for you to tell what to do. This app will ruin any relationship you may have with your kids. I hate my parents now and can just never work up the gut to say it to their face. The only reason I haven't just left the house is because I can't drive yet. Screw this app. It's an invasion of privacy and any parent who gets this is a terrible parent who would rather know everything their kid is doing than just teaching them better.
  • (2021-05-01) McSnoodelz Boodles: poo
  • (2021-04-08) YES YES NO NO NO fine: this app sucks
  • (2021-03-30) Sara m: ok so i don't have bark, but my parents got it for my phone and i HATE what it's done. like literally anything REMOTELY questionable gets "flagged". and even if it's not questionable. like it flagged like ABREVIATIONS for cuss words or phrases. like wt... and Lm... like honestly. Now i guess in some senses it's made me smarter, but im not really sure that's a good thing. like i still talk about the same stuff, its just iv'e taken those conversations off screen/devices/the internet. it's annoying because there are a ton of funny things, nonharmful, not offensive, not necessarily pg or clean things that i can't say/pin/post/look up anymore. at best bark is annoying, and at worst, it...its even more annoying is the most i can say without gettting "flagged"
  • (2021-03-30) Billy Hawthorne: people are upset about this app but all its really trying to do is keep you safe i just wish that it would give me more privacy! i understand that its trying to keep me safe but sometimes it freaks over the littlest of things! other then that i understand that the app wants to help us and that okay but i just wanna do my own thing! i'm not going on bad website or anything so can bark CHILL? i feel like everything i do is being watched thats all im trying to say
  • (2021-03-22) Peashu Fatso: it says it only alerts ur parents if u do something "bad". that means its actually watching u and ur privacy is out the window. it doesn't even deserve 1 star, it deserves 0! ur parents wanna keep you safe but reading emails and search history, even what u watch on youtube is a horrible invasion of privacy. i mean, what do ur parents thing ur gonna do, watch pc0r4n?? ur probably gonna watch a Minecraft video or something. this makes me feel like my parents don't trust me and think im dumb. pls remove it from the chrome web store. thx :D
  • (2021-03-16) Maya: This app is absolutely horrible! Do I really need to say what is wrong with this? Look at all the other comments! SHUT THIS EXTENSION DOWN!
  • (2021-03-16) outdoor people: this has actually broken my phone I don't have any mobile data even when the settings were flipped to give it back to me through bark. Im 14 and my stepdad installed it on my phone to see if im doing anything ileagle outside of the house aside from it doing its job it has broken the devices that it has been put on dont use
  • (2021-03-08) Jotaro Kujo: If I do anything it goes off for everything I do. I was watching a video about a Roblox fighting game and it went off saying it was violent. It reported a video as "Sexual Content" for a joke. I said the word depressing to my friend and it went off for "Suicidal thoughts".
  • (2021-03-05) Caty S.: My mother installed this whole thing when I was 15, and I still have it installed on my devices despite the fact that I am almost a legal adult. I get the idea, I really do. But this app completely destroyed my trust in my mom for a while. She tried to install it secretly (one of the perks of being tech savvy is a know when something is up with my phone), and pretended not to know anything about it when I brought it up. I have friends with severe mental illnesses, and they come to me sometimes for support. Since I've had this installed it feels wrong to let my friends talk to me because I know that my mother will end up seeing it. I feel like I have to watch everything I do, because I don't know what gets "flagged". I talked with my therapist about it and even she thinks it's a bit excessive. I get parent's concern with safety online, but there are better ways to do it.
  • (2021-02-26) Tyler Durgy: My school downloaded this onto my computer without my consent (making it spyware btw) and now everything I do gets sent to my parents and I did not even notice until my parents got mad at me for "not doing my work" even though I did. Now I am afraid to talk to my friends online because this thing takes screen shots of my activity.
  • (2021-02-26) Patrick Tiger Wang: Really bad, doesn't allow kids to do anything.
  • (2021-02-16) FLAMING OCTO BLOB: I have read a ton of the comments and can understand what these people are coming from. they have every reason to be mad and disappointed in there parents. that does not make the app totally unless though. in my situation, my parents have a problem with trust regarding to being on the computer when i'm in school and i'm going through a difficult time with them. I think that monitoring my online activity will help resolve an otherwise unresolvable situation. you may continue to hate on this app, but only if you had a bad experience with it yourself. And Medziaga, please try to understand the situation from others point of view before judging them for thier need to share thier experiences and make it so no one has to go through it themselves. you are probably just some helicopter parent yourself and from now on you shall be known as Karen. THE E-KARENS HAVE RISEN. GRAB YOUR CHILDREN AND GET TO CANADA, WERE EVERYONE IS NICER
  • (2021-02-10) Itsumi {The Fourth Follower}: I read through a couple of the reviews, and my problem is simple: I have to go to the desktop to download/install it for it to work on mobile, and yet it still doesn't allow me to scroll Google without breaking itself every tap and swipe. I understand that these reviews are mainly from school-enforced downloads, but I just want it to work and not have a nervous breakdown every new pixel it generates.
  • (2021-02-03) Levi Hughes: App is broken and doesn't work well it mis represents itself and doesn't help me as a parent at all.
  • (2021-01-21) justin fiallo: The extension is invading our privacy. Isn't there a human right about this or something. As well as there's a virus that comes with it. Also it has reported to sell your information while using extension.
  • (2021-01-11) Snowy: Its super bad and should not exist all it does is take up your space and gives you a virus my school removed it because it gave all the computers a virus it should be removed from the web completely do not download this it gives away all your information
  • (2021-01-02) Kayleigh Brigola: To all the parents calling us immature children: Oh please, We all have our own opinions and so do you. Just as we are sharing ours, you are as well. Our feelings are still valid even though we are still kids. The Parental restrictions on this app are insane and are invading my privacy, causing my mental health to suffer. Parents just need to learn the word "privacy" and we would be golden. I don't want my mom reading all of my private convos because they are PRIVATE. Private convos should stay private. You just need to let your kid know that if they ever feel uncomfortable with something on the internet then they should come and tell you. You shouldn't rely on some (sorry to say) easily hackable app to tell you more than what your kid is comfortable with you knowing. And, To be honest, If they aren't uncomfortable with it why does it matter. We are WAY more tech savvy than you probably are and we do find ways around it. Chances are, if you talk to your kid about something that the app notified you about then i will probably drive a wedge in your relationship with your kid. If your kid's message is flagged as "depression" and their talking about their mental health to someone who is really listening then please leave it alone. They will only stop taking to the person that they were relying on and their mental health could get even worse by not having an outlet. Well, That concludes my rant I know that it was really long but I feel like it had to be said. I am speaking from my experience and my experience only so please don't tell me "Well my kid, bill, feels much safer now" or " My daughter, Emma, was really grateful". Thank you for your time. (I hope this message isn't going to be flagged... I tried really hard to use non-triggering words)
  • (2020-12-21) Rain Studios: I get that this is for schools and parents to monitor. But personally, this was from school. It downloads itself to my PERSONAL email and devices. It's literally looking at my personal email for my business and it doesn't make me feel safe in the slightest. And I can't even remove it from my personal devices. I was like "Okay, it checks for inappropriate things" Which would HAVE to look at everything else you search and look at. But when it said "Knows your email address" Wouldn't it apparently know your password too because it's moderating? I'm fine with it being on my school email. But the line is where it is in my PERSONAL email too. If theres a way to remove it from my personal devices, let me know, because this is not okay. - Sophomore
  • (2020-12-18) Sam Horrocks: absolute dog
  • (2020-12-14) Easton: I hate this software, its really bad
  • (2020-12-08) Nick Keefe: Never get this extension it is horrible it can access everything on your computer it is a invasion of privacy and its very sensitive and i have been reading some reviews for bark but when bark replied they tried to hide the fact that its a invasion of privacy and that punk Medziaga has been replying in a very rude way trying to say that bark is a good app when its not but anyway this app should be taken off the web store for good
  • (2020-12-01) Cooper Doud: NO, IT POSES LARGE SECURITY PROBLEM
  • (2020-11-19) Mega: bad
  • (2020-11-13) Elijah Johnson: this app is just fine. the reason is rating is one start is because of all the immature kids who don't like parental restrictions
  • (2020-11-04) Oofy Boiii: This completely ruins privacy! This is possibly the WORST app for schools and parental use! Half the time it doesn't do anything! And half the time it blocks my friends from watching videos like DanTDMs and other family friendly youtubers! This extension sucks, dont get it!
  • (2020-10-26) Brynn: from a 13 year olds point of view: my mom put this on all my devices. i have not done anything wrong and it makes me upset that she does not trust me. this had broken our trust. it reports something to her every day that is marked as "bullying" or "violence" when im joking with my friends. its like i cant even have a normal conversation without something being sent to my mom. this has made me stop texting my two friends as much and i never see them in person anymore. i feel really distanced from them and often i feel alone. i usally just listen to music- oh wait. i cant even listen to music with out it being reported to my parents for cuss words or something stupid. if youre a parent please please do not get this if you want your relationship with your kids to last.
  • (2020-10-19) qnp 123: trash
  • (2020-10-12) jayda luv: this app is dumb stupid. it goes and takes all your information to sell it to the government!!! why would you want to sell your kids information to the government, thats kinda retarded no CaP. so just dont ever get it ty ok bye ly karens <3
  • (2020-10-09) Grace Harvey: gucci all y'all who gave it a 1 star review all 11.
  • (2020-10-01) T O E: Big Gay
  • (2020-09-25) Tucker McDaniel: It is horrible and takes away all of your school privacy. It is desighned to make you miserable and not be able to do anything, and I think they might be watching what I type right now.
  • (2020-09-16) Jayne M: i really do not like this. i understand that my parents want to keep me safe, but it almost feels like they're stalking me. i have friends who want to email me and talk to me about real life problems, and bark completely ruins my social life. my friends can't talk to me because they don't feel safe. i really wish that it could just censor out the big stuff, like p/rn, s/xual stuff, and r/pe, etc. all the trigger stuff, ya know? but i really just hate that it ruins my social life. i'm a good student and child in general, and i feel like my parents don't trust me. it really breaks relationships with parents as well as with friends, because i feel like my parents don't trust me and stuff like that. anyway, thanks to anyone who read my rant.
  • (2020-09-15) TamperMonkey Exploitz: I think this was made for good use but came out in a different way. I downloaded the extension to test it on my other pc. My experience with it was horrible for many reasons. First of all you get no privacy and tracks all your data which i don't know what they do with it. I heard some people have it because there school put it on their extensions which blocks all other content even though its your pc/laptop. If you want to research information, i have sad news for you you can't because most websites are blocked and takes you 20 minutes to find a resource instead of Wikipedia. My computer got a virus and i had to powerwash/factory reset it, which took 30 minutes. I really think again that it was intended for good use but got the opposite result.
  • (2020-09-03) Emanuel Juarez: just bad


1.3 (96 votes)
Last update / version
2022-08-23 / 1.3.3
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