Bark - Online Monitoring for Google

Keeping students safer on their school-provided devices is of paramount importance to us. In that regard, we would like to make you aware of a recent step our team has taken to monitor school-issued accounts. Bark for Schools is a powerful new monitoring service we are utilizing to help us better protect students both at school and at home.

When schools give students access to laptops and email accounts, an incredible world of learning opportunities open up — as well as potential dangers. Bark helps us monitor all of the content our students are creating, sharing, and sending through school-issued accounts. This helps us to detect potentially dangerous situations that students may be facing both in and out of school, including cyberbullying, threats of violence, predatory advances, sexual content, and suicidal ideation.

After you have created an account in the Bark for Schools Family Alerts Dashboard, you'll start to receive alerts if issues are detected on your child's school-issued accounts, such as in emails or documents.

In partnership with Bark, Klein ISD is providing all of the above features for FREE. If you choose, you can also enable Bark’s product for families, which monitors texts, email, YouTube and more than 24 social media platforms for potential safety concerns on your student’s personal accounts.

To help our families, Klein ISD has secured a 20% discount on the monthly cost of Bark’s product for families, which is $7.20 per month and covers an unlimited number of accounts, devices, and children. The upgrade is available through the Bark for Schools app. This service is completely optional. Your child's school-issued device and accounts will always be monitored for FREE.

Thank you for helping us to keep our students safe online and in real life.

HOW IT WORKS

1 Monitor
Connect to 24 platforms to monitor text messages, emails, and social activity for signs of harmful interactions and content. Click here for an overview of what Bark monitors.

2 Detect
Get automatic alerts via email and text when Bark’s algorithms detect potential risks, so you don’t have to comb through every post and text.

3 Alert
Our expert recommendations make it easy for parents to talk to kids about digital dangers and other sensitive online issues.


Why Bark?

The internet safety solution that parents trust and children like, Bark is an easy-to-use, smart tool that parents can use to help protect their children online. Bark alerts parents when it detects potential threats or signs of danger, such as:

Bark is a common-sense tool that can augment a parent's efforts to protect their children online. Parents trust Bark because it uses advanced technologies to alert them to potential online dangers without them reading through all of their child's online activities, preserving their valuable time (and sanity). Children like Bark because they are free to continue their daily digital lives without their parents constantly peering over their shoulders.

Start protecting your children online today.

Traditional tools require parents to monitor every single online action. It's a huge pain for you, and children don't like it.

  • Incredibly time-consuming
  • Unlikely to catch many issues
  • Exposes you to more information than you need to know

There is a better way.

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