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:
Access your child's computer and log in with your child's user account.
NOTE: If they have multiple user accounts they use to log in to the computer, repeat these steps on the other user account(s).

STEP 2: Open the Google Chrome Web Browser.

It will look like this in your bottom taskbar:

STEP 3: Access the Google Chrome Web Store.

You may do so via this link: 

chrome.google.com/webstore

  • 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 the following options in the extension details page:
    Allow in Incognito
    and Allow access to file URLs

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 going forward.

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.

NOTE 1: After the first time setup of the Bark for Chrome extension, Chrome web browsing activities analyzed may take some time to reflect on your Bark dashboard.

NOTE 2: 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.

Need additional help?

Bark Support is here for you! Don't hesitate to reach out to us, and we'll be happy to assist.

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