Children are generally very receptive to Bark because we are able to help protect them online WITHOUT a parent having to invade their privacy. We highly encourage families to have open discussions about online safety and how using Bark helps, and to engender trust with their children by giving them appropriate privacy online. Children appreciate that Bark does not give their parents the ability to read everything they’re doing.

We know older teens may be less enthused to use Bark, so we find that a family technology contract is one way to discuss online risks with your child while implementing Bark. Sometimes older teens feel that they are mature enough to be responsible with their social lives and not have a parent monitor them. As parents know, it's not about their level of responsibility but rather actions that can be taken by others, especially the ability for others to create fake accounts and harm them. It’s never too late for a family to put a technology contract in place.

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