We're on a mission to protect every student in all schools across America for free - so we asked our partner schools and districts what they would like to see developed.

As a part of this mission, we've developed the Chrome extension for monitoring student browsing activity within Chrome.

What I can expect to be monitored:
URLs, page titles, and Google searches

What does this look like in my dashboard?

What Bark for School produces on student browsing activity falls in line with how we alert on other applications: We will only display data that is concerning, inappropriate, or potentially harmful.

The results from Chrome monitoring issues can be found alongside the rest of the issues under the "Review Issues" page. It will have a Chrome icon designated to it:

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 Chromebook 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 Chromebook 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:

How do I reach the Bark for Schools team?

We have an incredible team behind the scenes here at Bark. For technical questions, we can be reached here

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