Setting up the Bark for Chrome Extension

Watch this video to learn how to install the Bark for Chrome extension on a computer. If you'd like some additional tips — or if the video doesn't play — follow the step-by-step instructions written below.

NOTE: When it comes to monitoring Gmail accounts created for those under 13 years old, for some reason, Google can restrict any third-party connection, which includes Bark. You can see what birthday you've set for your child's Google account, inside of the Google account settings. For instructions on connecting a Gmail to Bark, see here.

STEP 1:
Sign in to your child's Google Account.

STEP 2: Open the Google Chrome Web Browser. It will look like this in the taskbar at the bottom of your screen:

STEP 3: Access the Google Chrome Web Store.

You may do so via this link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions

  • In the search bar, type in Bark.
  • Find the Bark for Chrome extension.
  • Click the Add to Chrome button.
  • Confirm that you want the extension to be installed.

STEP 4: Turn on Bark Monitoring for Incognito Browsing.

  • Click on the Bark for Chrome extension and select Manage Extensions.
  • Toggle on Allow in incognito.

STEP 5: Hide the Bark extension from the address bar (optional).

While we encourage parents and kids to have discussions about Bark, we understand the need to keep the Bark extension somewhat hidden.

To do so, click on the Bark extension, and click Hide in Chrome Menu.

STEP 6: Breathe!

The Bark for Chrome extension is now installed and actively monitoring regular browsing/searches as well as Incognito browsing/searches on Google Chrome.

Remember to connect the Google accounts that your child uses on the Chromebook to Bark. To connect these accounts (like Gmail and Google Drive), check out this article.

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