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As a busy parent, you don’t have time to read every text message, post, or email…Want help keeping your kids safer online?

Good news! We can help you keep your kids safer online through our partnership with Bark.

Bark is an innovative, award winning app, that reviews emails, text messages, and all major social media sites that your child uses to detect potential issues related to cyberbullying, sexting, drug/alcohol related content, online predators, and signs of depression. Bark alerts you if/when an issue is detected. 

Through funding from the Highmark Foundation, Pennsylvania parents can sign up for Bark free for one year (typically Bark is $9/month). Outside of PA? Bark offers a free 7 day trial (

If you have questions, see the video below and ask us at

To enroll:

  1. Click the button below to take a 3 minute survey about  your family’s online usage.
  2. On the survey’s end page: Click the Done button to go to Bark’s CHPDP homepage to enroll.
  3. Next, create a user name and password to access your parent account, then check the boxes to agree to the usage terms.
  4. Connect your child’s social network, text message, email accounts, etc. This step will take 10-25 minutes depending on the number of your child’s social media accounts. We recommended setting up Bark together with your child(ren) and using a laptop if possible. If you are strapped for time, you don’t have to complete enrollment all in one sitting.

    Not tech savvy? No worries,  Bark has links to their IT reps who will walk you through this as quickly and easily as possible.


Did you know…..according to Bark’s data:

Still have Q’s about Bark? Watch this brief video to learn more .

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