If you're a new customer, simply start shopping and you will be prompted to add Bark when you check out. Existing customers can log in to their account and add Bark.







Your kids are online. For school. For fun. So are a wide range of threats. That's why we're providing Bark parental controls, starting for free with C Spire wireless. Add a Bark plan to your account, check your email, and follow the steps to get started.

Your kids are online. For school. For fun. So are a wide range of threats. That's why we're providing Bark parental controls, starting for free with C Spire wireless. Add a Bark plan to your account, check your email, and follow the steps to get started.



5.6M


children
protected online.

243K


alerts for
self-harm situations.

1.9M


severe bullying
situations detected.





Why Bark parental controls?


Bark’s award-winning dashboard offers an easy way to protect your kids online – without invading their privacy. Set time limits, filter content, and get automatic alerts for potential issues.



Why Bark parental controls?

Bark’s award-winning dashboard offers an easy way to protect your kids online – without invading their privacy. Set time limits, filter content, and get automatic alerts for potential issues.



Add a plan. Check your email. Get Started.

Both plans cover as many kids and devices as needed.

Add a plan. Check your email. Get Started.

Both plans cover as many kids and devices as needed.


Bark Jr.
$5/mo
FREE
with C Spire wireless

  • Manage and limit screen time
  • Filter which websites your kids visit
  • Keep up with location check-ins



If you're a new customer, simply start shopping and you will be prompted to add Bark when you check out. Existing customers can log in to their account and add Bark.

Bark Premium
$14/mo
$10/mo
with C Spire wireless

  • Monitors texts, email, YouTube and 30+ popular apps and platforms
  • Get alerts for issues like cyberbullying, predators, suicidal comments and more
  • Manage and limit screen time



If you're a new customer, simply start shopping and you will be prompted to add Bark when you check out. Existing customers can simply log in to your account and add Bark.

If you're a new customer, simply start shopping and you will be prompted to add Bark when you check out. Existing customers can log in to their account and add Bark.



The most coverage of any monitoring tool.

The most coverage of any monitoring tool.


Bark Premium monitors 30+ of the most popular apps and social media platforms, including text messaging and email, for signs of digital dangers. The screen time management and web filtering tools help you set healthy limits around how and when your kids use their devices.












A modern parent's best friend.


See how Bark offers more protection for your kids and more insight for you, helping you talk about sensitive topics while still respecting your kids' privacy.




Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


What does Bark do?

Bark can monitor your child’s texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and social media platforms for issues like cyberbullying, adult content, sexual predators, profanity, suicidal ideation, threats of violence, and more.

Parents receive text or email alerts only when something potentially problematic occurs online. You won’t have full access to everything on your child’s phone — just the things you might need to know about. This saves you countless hours of scrolling through every online interaction your child has while allowing you to build trust and maintain an open line of communication with your child.

Families can set time limits and create schedules for when their children’s devices can connect to the internet (through both cell service and Wi-Fi).

Bark’s web filter lets you select which websites are appropriate for your child to access on their devices. You can block specific sites or even whole categories like streaming services, online gaming, sexual content, and more.

How much does Bark cost?

C Spire is offering both of Bark’s products for families to choose from, depending on the level of protection needed.

Bark Premium, Bark’s flagship service, is a comprehensive solution that includes content monitoring, screen time management, and web filtering. C Spire is offering Bark Premium for $10/month.

Bark Jr. provides screen time management and web filtering. C Spire is offering Bark Jr. for FREE to all! 

Regardless of which service is chosen, only one Bark account will be needed per family. All of your wireless devices such as phones and tablets can be covered under the same Bark account.

How does Bark work?

Bark uses advanced machine learning and statistical analysis techniques to recognize potential problems. Simple keyword searches are not enough to detect the majority of issues, which is why Bark’s service uses contextual analysis and natural language processing to determine when something serious might be happening.

Families can manage not only when their kids can access the internet on their devices, but also which sites they can visit.

You can create custom profiles for each child in your house, create screen time schedules, and manage access to a wide variety of websites — including video streaming, gaming, adult content, and more.

How do I get started with Bark?

To get started, simply click here, and follow the steps to add Bark to your account.  Remember, only one Bark account is needed to protect all of your children’s wireless devices such as cell phones and tablets. Once you’ve completed the steps, check your email for step-by-step instructions on setting up your Bark account and your monitored devices.  As part of your Bark account, you will need to agree to Bark’s Terms and Conditions.

What if I’m a current Bark subscriber, and I want to get Bark through C Spire?

Current Bark subscribers can absolutely continue their Bark services through C Spire; however, there is an additional step required.  You’ll need to temporarily cancel your Bark account, then let C Spire add Bark to your C Spire account with the same email you used for your Bark account.  Then, your Bark account will be reactivated, and all your existing profiles, settings, and alerts will be reinstated. Step by step instructions can be found here.

Is a computer needed to set up Bark Premium or Bark Jr.?

For Bark Premium, you’ll need a computer for set up if your child has an iPhone, iPad, or iPod.  For Androids, you won’t need a computer at all

For Bark Jr., all that’s required is to have Bark’s companion apps for iOS or Android downloaded to your child’s phone.

Is Bark hard to install?

Not at all!  You and/or your child simply connect your child’s accounts and devices to Bark, which only takes a few minutes.  Once the apps are installed and logged in, you’ll be able to set up profiles for each of your child’s monitored devices.  This part can take some time depending on how in-depth you go, but it doesn’t have to be done all at once.  If you need any help, Bark has a dedicated team of Family Online Safety Specialists ready to help and answer any question you may have.  To reach out, simply email help@bark.us

Is my child’s data secure?

Bark takes the security of your child’s data very seriously.  Their website uses SSL encryption, and all analyzed data is stored within Bark’s encrypted database.  For more information about Bark’s security measures, click here. While C Spire may receive high-level, aggregate data on trends for our customers, C Spire will not be able to determine which devices are being monitored or what’s being monitored on those devices.  Additionally, C Spire will not be privy to any of your personalized Bark settings, notifications, alerts, or any of the information provided to you by Bark.


Still have questions?  Feel free to check out Bark’s own FAQ’s here.  Please note, some of their responses are specific to those subscribing to their services through Bark directly.

Still have questions?  Feel free to check out Bark’s own FAQ’s here.  Please note, some of their responses are specific to those subscribing to their services through Bark directly.