There are two parts to monitoring Google Chromebooks, listed below as Part A and Part B. We have instructions and video for both to help you through.

Part A: Set up monitoring of web browsing

Reference this video as you follow the text directions included below:

Step 1. Sign in to your child's Google Account in Chrome

Open Google Chrome and make sure the child's Google/Gmail account is signed in by clicking on the circle icon to the right of the address bar, as seen below:

Step 2. Download the Bark extension 

Access the Google Chrome Web Store. You may do so via this link:

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 "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, your child's Gmail account must be connected to their Bark profile and must be logged in to the Chrome browser. To connect your child's Gmail, check out this article.

Part B: Set up monitoring of Chromebook's saved photo and video

You may skip this section if your child does not own a Chromebook.

Reference this video as you follow the text directions included below:

Step 1. Click on the clock 

Then, select the gear icon to access the device Settings.

Step 2. Search Settings or scroll down until you find the Google Play Store

Note 1: If you don't see this option, your Chromebook doesn't work with Android apps.
Note 2: If the "Turn On" option is greyed out, you may be using a managed school or work Google account. Signing in with a personal Google account will allow you to turn it on. 

  • Turn On the Google Play Store
  • In the window that appears, select More.
  • You’ll be prompted to agree to the Terms of Service. When you’ve read and agreed, select I Agree.

Step 2. Access the Google Play Store

To get to the Bark for Chromebook extension on the Play Store directly, click the button below!

Step 3. Install the Bark for Chromebooks app onto your child's Chromebook

Step 4. Open the Bark for Chromebooks app 

  • Log in with your parent credentials
  • Select Connect on the next prompt
  • Tap Allow on the following few prompts
  • Check "Don't Show Again" on the following prompts
  • When you get to this screen, select "Open Settings"

Step 5. Enable Bark in the device's Accessibility Settings

  • When prompted, select Ok
  • After ensuring Bark is turned on, hit the top right arrow a couple of times to go back to the Bark for Chromebooks app

Step 6. Test Monitoring

Lastly, we want to make sure everything looks good and you're all set. To do this, tap on the bottom right gear icon:

Then, select "Test monitoring."

To connect Google Drive, Gmail, and more to Bark for monitoring, see here!

Need additional help?

No worries, we're here for you! Don't hesitate to reach out to us, and we'll be happy to assist.

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