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Setup Checklist for Online Safety
1. Set Up Your Bark Parent/Guardian Account
2. Enable Parental Controls (block and filter content you never want them to access)
3. Set Healthy Screen Time Limits (using our customizable schedule)
4. Finish Account Settings
A couple of things to know as you get started:
Our on-the-go parental controls are also known as Screen Time and Web Filtering. To be able to block apps and filter sites on your child’s phone or tablet, follow the applicable instructions below.
You can manage your child’s screen time schedule and web filtering rules at any time. Below we include some quick tips to get you started!
|Set a Schedule
Default rules: The default app and web filters when another rule isn’t currently applied. Make sure to customize this one!
Bedtime: Limit device usage when it’s time for lights out and customize what kids can access during that time.
School time: Limit what can be accessed during the school day.
Free time: Dedicated time to use devices just for fun and customize what they can access during their fun time.
|Customize the Rules||
When you customize each ruleset, you have the option to allow or block whole categories (think Social Media) or particular apps (think Snapchat).
Our categories cover millions of apps and sites, so if you don’t see an app listed, chances are it’s covered under a category like Games or Social Media.
You can also input specific sites and apps as exceptions.
After making changes, please allow a few minutes for your rules to take effect.
You did it! You got through the first-time setup! You can add or remove devices at any time at no additional cost.