The Barrow County School System is evaluating the use of a system called "Bark" to monitor our student's interactions on their school-issued Google Accounts.
As a benefit, Bark is offering all families in our district a free subscription for Bark Jr (a $60/year value) for life! Bark Jr. is a totally separate program for parents and families to use on personal (non-school issued) devices.
Bark’s approach to screen time centers on the idea that different times of day call for different screen time rules. For example, when your kids are in school, you can block access to everything but educational sites. And at bedtime, you can allow apps to help them wind down for the evening. And because all kids deserve to blow off a little steam, you can designate free time hours just for play.
What am I getting with a free Bark Jr account?
- Ability to manage screen time on mobile devices
- Set different rules for school time and bedtime
- Filter which websites your kids can visit
- Keep up with kids with location check-ins
What is Bark?
In addition to screen time, Bark can help parents proactively monitor text messages, YouTube, emails, and 30+ different social networks for potential safety concerns, so busy parents can save time and gain peace of mind. Bark currently helps protect over 5.6 million kids in the US. If you have any questions you can visit their website at www.bark.us.