Bark detects messages containing cyberbullying, threats, sexting, and signs of depression or suicidal thoughts.
Listing updated:September 11, 2023
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Bark uses advanced algorithms to detect and proactively alert school administrators to issues their students face online, such as cyberbullying, threats, sexting, and signs of depression and suicidal thoughts. By only showing administrators potential problems on their students' school-provided Gmail™ and Google Drive™ accounts, Bark's approach saves administrators valuable time in identifying and addressing online issues within their student population.
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PricingFree of charge with paid features
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Bark will need access to your Google account
This will allow Bark to :
View the photos, videos and albums in your Google Photos
See and download all your Google Drive files
View your email messages and settings
View groups on your domain
View organization units on your domain
See info about users on your domain
See your primary Google Account email address
See your personal info, including any personal info you've made publicly available
View your YouTube account
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Mykah Nguyen
April 23, 2024
My school uses this website called Bark and as an artist very annoying. For instance, I am trying to draw stuff, meanwhile, I want to see some random memes while I'm at it but then Bark comes in and stops my images from loading and I can't click on images nor see the rest of the memes I'm looking at! In my opinion, that is very stupid because what if we need images to draw something for our school and we can't even click on them to make it bigger. Well, some of you might say "Oh you can click on the link of the image to make it better." The problem is that my school uses Linewize a company that blocks websites that your students are going on and around 80% of the websites are blocked on my computer but this is Bark, not Linewize. While looking at the reviews most of them say they're invading your privacy and I totally 100% agree. It's like showing your mom your history but it's the whole school and it's too much for not only me but also kids to handle, especially with my school using Linewize why do you need Bark when you already watching our computers? Something I noticed is that there are warning signs whenever you search for something bad or something like cyberbullying it warns the district that you are doing (insert something here) or searching up (insert something here). Well I and my friend search for stuff like animals and memes, yet it warns the school district and blocks our images which is stupid! We're doing things that a normal teenager would do. Let us do our stuff and you do yours geez why try locking computers when it disturbs our learning purposes like blocking images and stuff like that? After looking at random reviews again, I found out you selling data to these companies in my school over 200 students have data to these companies which is bad because you're selling 200 students' information to this random company and trust like it's just another filtering website. Did my schools plus some other schools that use Bark didn't even read reviews? Unless they think the reviews are mostly by kids I mean that is true but the top helpful review is most helpful to read and yet they don't read it. I feel like I can't survive one more year with this but I have to. Even though I don't want to grow up and move on, I can't wait to go to high school and leave this school with its filtering problems. If any schools are reading this please don't use bark and sell your students information just to see what theirdoingjustuse IBOS instead. Ty for reading.
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Hayden Phillips
February 26, 2024
This app is one of the many freakishly invasive monitoring apps forcibly installed by you school. If you trust for a second that these apps aren't selling your information, then you are willingly ignorant to the fact that you are only worth your data to these companies. Not to mention, false positives can leave you in serious trouble with your school, often times leading to suspension or even expulsion. Every day I am sickened by Klein ISD's invasive and redundant monitoring, and I will never trust the District nor' the school with my personal information, especially to this extent. Think about it for a moment: everything you write, everything you upload, and everything you engage with is processed by Bark's AI. Do you think that it just reads it and forgets it? No, it's stored in a massive database that your district can decide to sell at any moment in time, with or without your permission. I have always been disgusted with the lengths schools will go to micro-manage every aspect of their technology, and I'm truly glad that I'm moving on to college and will never have to deal with this ever again.
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Evan Rasdall
March 13, 2024
theres a hundred and four days of summer vacation until school comes along just to end it, the annual problem of our generation is finding a good way to spend it
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A User of Bark
November 28, 2023
I freaking hate it, I never remembered installing it, and now i'm forced to keep it installed and i'm not allowed to uninstall it. Why I hate it because it's useless, it doesn't even work and when I open the main page for this app, it just says there was an error 404 exception and it started lagging my computer when it first got installed on my computer. Shame on you, Bark... for damaging my computer. Update: I just got banned/suspended from my school because Bark flagged a single image a student shared with me. A student I don't even know freaking shared an image with me and it slipped in my google drive files and Bark instantly looked at it and flagged me and now I have to go to another school. I tried proving my innocence but they kept thinking I was lying and kicked me out. And I bet the student that shared that to me didn't even get in trouble. And the worst part, Bark thought that the image was uploaded by me and that it wasn't shared. Bark, you can go burn in hell.
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A User of Bark
November 7, 2023
I freaking hate it, I never remembered installing it, and now i'm forced to keep it installed and i'm not allowed to uninstall it. Why I hate it because it's useless, it doesn't even work and when I open the main page for this app, it just says there was an error 404 exception and it started lagging my computer when it first got installed on my computer. Shame on you, Bark... for damaging my computer. Update: I just got banned/suspended from my school because Bark flagged a single image a student shared with me. A student I don't even know freaking shared an image with me and it slipped in my google drive files and Bark instantly looked at it and flagged me and now I have to go to another school. I tried proving my innocence but they kept thinking I was lying and kicked me out. And I bet the student that shared that to me didn't even get in trouble. And the worst part, Bark thought that the image was uploaded by me and that it wasn't shared. Bark, you can go burn in hell.
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James Hirsch
March 22, 2024
It removes the privacy of students. Even the reviews are bad, if you trust for a second that these apps aren't selling your information, then you are willingly ignorant to the fact that you are only worth your data to these companies.
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Parker Seppala
November 16, 2023
this is the worst app ever,even worse than falling off a cliff,and then getting shot. DON'T INSTALL.
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Samuel Diliberto
February 29, 2024
Not gonna lie, it's just an excuse to snitch on people, plus who knows if someone like types something rude on your computar? (Dont mind my garbage grammer.)
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Genevieve Yap
April 11, 2024
I feel like I'm being watched its like budget gogaurdian (also installed on this computer) it sucks end of story thank you for listing to my ted talk
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Kho'Ri Merchant
March 27, 2024
this thing sells your info no matter what, now the police are after me because somebody used my account. the worst thing is, they are using mobile devices for the parents don't download, and don't even use ur money on this trash.
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