Bark for Chrome

Bark for Chrome

Monitor chrome web browsing for inappropriate content.

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What is Bark for Chrome?

Bark for Chrome is a popular Chrome extension by This extension has 353,112 weekly active users, a poor user rating of 1.30, and is most similar to Bark for Chrome Watchdog and Blocksi Web Filter. The latest version, 1.3.3, was updated 9 months ago.

Stats date:
Rating: 1.30 (104)
Version: 1.3.3 (Last updated: 2022-08-23)
Creation date: 2020-05-06
Manifest version: 3
  • tabs
  • identity
Size: 9.03K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge
Bark for Chrome is installed on the child's Chrome browser to help protect the child against inappropriate content.

Bark detects messages containing cyberbullying, sexting, signs of depression or suicidal thoughts, and many others -- without you having to spend hours reading your child's messages.

Bark supports dozens of popular social media platforms, along with email, and text messaging.

Children spend an increasing amount of time socializing online. Unfortunately, new technology creates new risks. Parents need a smarter solution to help keep their children safe online without sifting through their social media feed or randomly grabbing their child's phone and scrolling through their messages.

You connect your children's accounts and we notify you if and when there's a potential issue. This approach helps to build trust and an open dialog with your family around internet safety.


"My wife and i LOVE Bark - we’ve had some tough, but productive conversations with our 13 year old son. It’s proving to be extremely valuable." - Josh L.
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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Provides insider to child's online activity
  • Can keep children safe
  • Invasive
  • Can ruin relationships with children
  • May give false positive flags
  • Slows down internet speeds
  • Can cause technical issues and viruses
  • No privacy
  • Can make kids hide things from parents
  • Trigger happy and flags innocent content
Most mentioned
  • Invasive
  • No privacy
  • Slows down internet speeds
  • Trigger happy and flags innocent content
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Risk impact

Bark for Chrome requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Bark for Chrome has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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