Web Tool Wednesday - BARK

BARK is a service that uses a "watchdog" engine to monitor and analyze your child's online activity and sends you updates and alerts.

They have put together these helpful resources and tech tips for parents. 

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online This Summer
Some students are already celebrating the end of the school year as others are anxiously anticipating summer break, and with less responsibility during the summer, it’s not uncommon for children to ask for more relaxed technology rules.


Milestones vs. Maturity: When Kids Get Their First Smartphone

Every family is different, and the decision to give your child their first smartphone will depend on several factors. This blog post explains the benefits of two approaches: waiting to give your kid a phone based on a milestone like graduation versus when the time is right for your child.

Create a Technology Contract With Your Family

technology contract is a great way for your family to collaborate on rules for using devices and accessing the internet. It can help make sure the whole family is on the same page about how to get the most out of technology, and — most importantly — how to stay safer online. Download now!

Is Your Teen or Tween at Risk for Online Dangers?

With our new interactive slider, simply answer four quick questions about your kids to see how they compare to real-world stats compiled by Bark that affect today’s tweens and teens, and what it means for your child. The answers may surprise you.

Parenting in a Tech World - Our Facebook Group for Parents

Parenting in a Tech World helps parents navigate the ever-changing landscape of raising kids in a digital world. This community provides a much-needed space for parents to support each other and get the scoop on cool apps, the latest trends, and all things tech related. Join today!