The Chromebook Extension is an included part of the free Bark for Schools program.

Enabling this extension will allow schools to be alerted to browsing activity and viewed images on any browser that the student is logged into that contains inappropriate or concerning content, including Chromebooks.

What you can expect to be monitored:

URLs and page titles


Please note: enabling this extension will likely lead to more data being sent to Bark for Schools. This is due to our method of analyzing the site code to better provide insight into concerning student activity.

Getting Set up


To start, log into your administrator-level account on G Suite.

From the main landing page, navigate to Device Management->Chrome Management->User Settings


1: Device Management


2: Chrome Management

3: User Settings

4. Select the OU(s) that contain the students you wish to enable the extensions for - bear in mind that the top-level OU will force those related sub-OU's to inherit the extension. 

5. Scroll down to locate Apps and Extensions and click on "Manage force-installed apps"


6. Click "Chrome Web Store" and type in "Bark" and select "Add" under "Bark for Chrome". Locate "Save" in the bottom right and click it.

7. When done, click save in the bottom right corner:

If you wish to turn on the Bark for Chrome extension for  OU's that were not part of the first tree, please repeat steps 4 - 7.


Protecting the Extension: Restricting Removal of Extension
(and unauthorized adding of others)

From the main landing page, navigate to Device Management->Chrome Management->User Settings

1: Device Management

2: Chrome Management

3: User Settings

4. Select the OU(s) that contain the students you wish to protect extensions for:

5. Scroll down to "Apps and Extensions" and select "Block all apps and extensions except the ones I allow" from the drop down.

6. Under the "Allow or Block All Apps and Extensions", located just below, click "Manage"

7. Click "Chrome Web Store" and type in "Bark" and select "Add" under "Bark for Chrome". Locate "Save" in the bottom right and click it.

8. Scroll down to Security

And locate the option to Disallow Incognito Browsing:
*Note: the Bark Chrome Extension can monitor Incognito Browsing*

9. Scroll down to User Experience

Locate the option to Never allow use of built-in developer tools and select it:

Need help?

If you have any questions about this feature or anything else, don't hesitate to reach out to us!

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