Bark Kids is the free child companion app for both Bark and Bark Jr. To use it,
you’ll need to have an established Bark account and install Bark Kids on your
child’s device. Here are the features this app enables: SCREEN TIME
MANAGEMENT Families can set healthy time limits and create s...
As a young teen, looking at these reviews bothers me. It seems your forgetting how BIG the internet is! Literally everything known to man kind is on your tiny device, all your parents are doing is trying to keep you safe, out of trouble, and maintain your childhood! Next thing you know you click link the wrong link, go on the wrong website and boom. You see or did something that you will regret. I for one did that before, and I regret it a lot 😌✋🏼 obviously my parents restricted me and I was upset about it. But I learned that it was not to make me upset or steal my trust. But to keep me safe! and depending on your age, yes there should be boundaries, but I personally think the age of 13 and lower still has a lot to learn whether you think you know it or not yet, somethings are better to learn in real life then some info you could find of the internet. Also tracking. A teens worst nightmare 🙄 you won't be upset of your parents actually knew where you were going would they? If your getting upset it's for a reason, maybe because you know where your going is wrong, or somewhere your parents wouldn't approve. But maybe they actually don't approve it for a reason?? If you get kidnapped or taken or hurt how will they know how to find you? That's the main reason. All of this is to keep you safe and you need to realize that.
I can understand how it would work, but it needs improving.
Hi! I am a pre-teen and my parents downloaded this app to protect me, I respect that. I am not having any issues, I feel like not only does it protect me, but notifying my mom really helps. I feel like most teens are saying that it separates relationships. Honestly, talking to my mom about issues some friends and I are helping makes us bond more. I like how you guys respect privacy and only alert when something bad happens. In my opinion, I would want an app that controls bad stuff, rather than having my parents always taking my phone and looking at texts to protect me. I think that this is a good app, and teens like us aren’t developed enough yet to deal with some problems our friends tell us. My mom is a therapist, sometimes it really stinks, but she also informs me that having any social media is a privilege, not a right. The only thing that I would say about this app is that there is some issues with getting on some apps. When my time isn’t up I’m not aloud to go on apps such as Pinterest and Bitmoji. Whenever I open the app, it keeps loading and saying that my network is down, even though all my other apps are working. Pinterest and Bitmoji is safe. So the only reason why I put only 4 stars instead of 5 is because of not letting me go on some of the apps. Other then that, I say good job for bringing my connection with my mom and I closer! 😊😁
I absolutely hate it
This is coming from a kid’s perspective. I hate this app with a burning passion, and I have read barks responses. They just don’t get the idea that this is destroying trust and relationships. Don’t say that you *understand* that we need privacy, because THIS IS NOT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. Also, don’t say that you are *growing* relationships, BECAUSE YOU ARE DOING THE COMPLETE AND UTTER OPPOSITE. Why don’t you actually READ the kids reviews, and stop shunning us from doing the things we love. This is why parents are hated, because they ruin the kids’ life I bet you guys didn’t have apps like this when you were younger. I bet that you guys were perfectly fine without this stuff. Kids are kids, and we learn from things that we do wrong. We also learn to hide, sneak, and eventually find loopholes because of things like this. It’s destroying childhood itself. This app has ruined the shaky relationship I had with my parents, and it’s all because of the one dumb person who thought it would be a good day to crush millions of child’s lives. Good job to you, it’s working. Why don’t you stop and think for a moment about kids minds. We do bad stuff, yes, but then we learn not to do it. Some things are just better left alone, and you need to understand that. So take a look at this, think about it, and don’t write some bone-headed response.
I hate this app from a teens perspective
I’m looking at the parents reviews of this app and they’re talking about scenarios where they found their kid talking to someone but that kid should’ve went to them. If u can’t trust ur kid to come to u in need then u need a better relationship with them. This app isn’t it. My dad downloaded this app a couple of months ago and me and him used to be inseparable. But now we r growing apart and getting more tense. This app is incredibly annoying. He uses this app and invades my privacy and this screen time junk is a waste. If u can’t sit down and have a conversation with your kid then there’s a problem. This app just makes you and ur kid more distant. You might think that you’re kid is more respectful but maybe your kid is dying on the inside. Nobody likes their privacy invaded, ESPECIALLY AS A TEENAGER. This app makes me feel untrusted and paranoid. I can’t even text my friends without my dad reading it. So it might not alert him for everything but it shouldn’t be alerting him at all. If your kid has something they need to share with you, you should give them the option to share it themselves instead of reading their info.
From a Parent’s POV
I see kids bashing the Bark Kids’ App and understand their frustrations. They want privacy. They want to be trusted. The Bark App is ALL about trust and only alerting messages that are concerning. (You wouldn’t want your parents reading every message would you?) ***and, also, my daughter told me if kids can get the App to only a 1-star, it will be deleted from the App Store*** But as a parent who discovered HUNDREDS of alerted messages upon installation, I see the need for the monitoring. My husband and I discovered how negatively a certain friend of our daughter was influencing her. This friend was instilling hate into our daughter so we had to make changes in our lives and set boundaries to protect her. Since installing the Bark App, our daughter has shown more respect towards us and watches what she says. We have told our daughter that if she talks negatively about us (or others) and allows others to talk negatively, her mind will go where her mouth goes. And you become those you associate with. So choose your friends wisely and only say things you would want repeated.
My brother did something horrible on his phone and my mom installed a bunch of apps to keep me and my brother safe but she knows I do not do anything bad on my phone. I see how she would do that but I have never got an alert before and my brother has gotten 10 alerts and we have had this app for 1 month!! I do see from her perspective why she would do that and why any other bark parent would do. I just hate the limited time on the phone! I only get until 10 to go on my stuff. Before I would not get a limited time. I do not really mind it that much but the free time is crazy! I have to wait until 5:00 to do my games because my mom is on phone calls for work all the time. I have 1 question. Do you see us on camera? If you do please change that. And can you access our cameras even if we are not on it? I use my phone in the bathroom a lot and do not want you to see me. Thank you and have a great day. *Please respond to this*
As a young teen bark is an invasion of privacy and is a total waste don’t downlod this for your child please! All it does is make your child feel like you have no trust in them i would only consider dowloading this app if your child has been severely bullied or has done something severely wrong on the internet if not pleas don’t download this your teen will feel even worse and it invades privacy all we ask for as a teen is privacy and bark totally invades that my parents say it’s for “my protection” but if you don’t let your child make decessions a and trust them to be responsible online than that’s your fault not theirs they deserve to have that chance so leave them alone as a teen talking I love to be alone and have things private and bark invades that the best way to let your teen mature and grow is to let them have there space to figure things out and not be barbarded with one of the last things they have to themselves bark is a horrible app please don’t download it and I know the creators will respond with “ it’s just for your protection “ but please don’t you don’t know what it’s like to be a teen in the 21st centurie so leave us alone
I sincerely dislike this app. it has made me feel like such a failure as a child and that my mom doesn’t trust me or that my parents don’t trust me. It’s a complete invasion of privacy and has made my mental health which is already very low and very horrible hundred times worse. it has made my mental health got completely down the drain and make me feel like my parents don’t trust me and that they think that I’m lying and that they think that I have something to hide from them which I don’t. It makes me feel so horrible and like I’ve done something wrong for them to not trust me this much and to think that they need to install an app to track me and track what I’m doing 24/7 it makes me feel so horrible sometimes my friends will talk to me about personal things and that they don’t want people to know and it makes me really uncomfortable to know that my parents are seeing that. It’s never anything bad it’s just their personal information that they’re trusting me with and I don’t think my parents should have access to other people’s personal business. Please do not get this app for your child.
I don’t know how I feel about this app...
Okay I’m not gonna lie I’m kinda glad my mom downloaded this app. I know she is just trying to protect me. The thing is, I don’t want my mom to try to take my privacy away from me. I’m a good kid and I don’t do drugs, alcohol, vaping, smoking, and I’m very against anything sexual at this age. I DONT EVEN BELEIVE IN HAVING A BOYFRIEND AT THIS AGE FOR GOODNESS SAKES!!! I feel like my mom has lost trust in me and that I now have to keep everything a secret from her. I’m very offended that my mom thought that I would need a monitor on my device I thought that maybe I would’ve built up enough trust in her to believe me but I guess not. I am very aware of child/teen pedophiles and I only accept friend requests of people that I KNOW! I definitely don’t think that it was necessary for my mom to get this app for me. I mean what is she gonna do when I’m sixteen? She can’t put a monitor on my phone when I’m sixteen! I believe in monitoring your child’s phone but this is simply just sick and cruel. I see where she is coming from, but this is just frustrating and annoying. I do love this app but This can destroy friendships with your parents.❤️👑
I think that teens leaving bad reviews are overreacting. Honestly I’m fine with my mom putting this app on my phone because she wants to make sure that I’m not spending too much time destroying my brain. The app layout is really nice and to all the teens out there, having social media honestly is a big mistake you made. It makes you think about things like how pretty you are, body image, how popular you are, how good you are at things, and etc. Deleting social media was the best choice I have ever made for myself. So I don’t understand what the fuss is about. if you are a teen or a child then just know that you’re parent is probably just putting this app on you’re device because they want you to savor your imagination and not be so involved with you’re device. If you disagree that’s completely fine, everybody has opinions and this is mine... - teen girl
DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!!!
This app Is horrible!!! It’s a huge invasion of privacy!!! Stop blaming the fact that you want to download this app on pedophiles. If you can’t trust your kid because they’ve done something horrible on the Internet then it might be different but to any other kid and makes them feel like they’re not trusted and that they’ve done something wrong. If you want to put restrictions talk to your kids about it. If you are trying to trust them or wanting to set boundaries then talk to them but this app is a terrible way two find out where your kids are going and what they are doing on every second. They should have freedom, Yes it’s OK to set rules but shutting off their Internet during a pandemic and taking away their phones is so unfair and makes them feel like you’re just doing it to be mean. Let your kids have a phone without screen time and 9 o’clock boundaries because when they can’t see their friends or in this tough depressing time it’s hard for them and you’re making it worse by taking away their one source of contact. So please do not download this app!!!!
Not worth it
This app is honestly not worth it from a teen perspective. When my parents told me that we were getting it I hated the idea but when I got it it was not that bad. Now I don’t know but I just think the app is dumb. I completely disabled the app. Like I deleted it and no one knows, it was so easy. First the ability to get notifications on my dads side now the screen time. Slowly it just went away. Now I feel like I’m going to get in trouble so I put it back on. I just feel like if the creators want it to be the best it could be try to make it more secure so a 13 cannot break in lmaooooo. Some more advice sexting mostly happens on Snapchat but I looked it up and they do not have it on their software. It’s sort of difficult to get random people’s # but so easy to get people you have not seen in 6 years in like 30 seconds. That’s all I think the idea to keep kids safe is a good one but I just don’t think it works for our family. I was seriously able to delete the apps storage. If it that easy there might be something wrong :)
Stop and actually listen please
I downloaded this for my son who has never done anything wrong I just wanted to make sure he was safe. Keep in mind he was 12 so about a teen. After I downloaded the app I realized our relationship was getting worse and worse. I also watched his mental health decline very fast. I didn’t know what was causing it, so I asked him and he was hesitant because like I said before he could not trust me anymore. It took me awhile to get an answer out of him but when he finally told me he said “mom it’s that app it makes me feel like I did something wrong even though I didn’t. I have never done anything wrong and I feel awful about myself.” This app made my son feel awful he later told me he “just wanted to die” and again he said that YOUR app was making him feel exposed and don’t even start with “oh we only alert if there is an issue” trust me I have read all the reviews and all your responses are the same. Just admit it already you don’t care about the kids, you care about money. Bye. 😒
Worse than net nanny.
Honestly speaking, I am not a bad kid, I am young and I am responsible. My mom got this app to keep me safe. BUT IT IS IN NO WAY KEEPING ME SAFE!!! IT IS AN INVASION OF PRIVACY AND IT IS TOO SENSITIVE. It stalks my texts and sends the ones where my friends use bad language and even when my father does! Ever since I got this app I feel like I have no space and I feel like I can’t text without my mom seeing it. Before my mom got this app for me I read the reviews and thought all the other young teens were just overreacting, but they were absolutely not. I am a firm believer in teen privacy, especially teen girls such as myself. I saw the older teens’ reviews and they said it wasn’t bad, but it truly is, it even stalks my social media’s like Snapchat and instagram. Which makes for an even smaller amount of privacy. And to further prove my point, it stalks my phone calls and FaceTime calls too! In all honesty this is an awful app to get for your children speaking to parents. Also it’s 15 bucks a month. THESE ARE ALL THE REASONS I HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE THIS APP A NEGATIVE REVIEW.
I think that this app is terrible, I read a lot of these other reviews and they were all 1 Star. To be honest I do t want to give this app a 1 Star, I want to give it a zero. I mean honestly I just got my phone and It was great, my parents started putting limits on my phone and they were all fine, but one day I was not thinking while i was texting and I said a bad word and I was calling my friend names ( he was calling me names back) and I didn’t mean any of it and then my parents put this app on my phone. It sees everything that I do and I feel like my parents don’t trust me at all. Do NOT get this app it is terrible. I am a good kid and all I don’t do anything bad like graffiti or steal, but my parents are pretty much stalking me and I hate it. PLEASE don’t get this app for your kids. Oh yeah and the little VPN In the left hand corner that makes everything slow and makes a bunch of stuff not work. Yeah see all that those are the reasons you should not get this app.
Yes. Bark Kids is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 1,021 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 1.4/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Bark Kids Is 29.2/100.
Yes. Bark Kids is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 1,021 Bark Kids User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Bark Kids Is 29.2/100.
Bark Kids works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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