FREE Bark App 1-Month Trial (Monitor & Schedule Kids Screen Time, Block Apps, + More!)

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Parents! Did you know there’s an easy way to monitor your kid’s web usage? Try the Bark App for FREE!

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For a limited time, you can score your first month of Bark App Premium for FREE when you use promo code HIPFREE during the signup process.

Bark offers an easy (and affordable) way to manage your kids’ screen time, check their location, and simultaneously filter usage across 30+ different apps, all with one easy service!

Here’s how you can try Bark App Premium FREE for 1 Month…

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  • Click on “Start Your Free Trial”
  • Enter your email & password
  • Under “Have a promo or referral code?” Use promo code HIPFREE
  • Set up your account
  • Select monthly billing
  • That’s it! Get 1 Month of Bark App Premium completely FREE!

*Note that after the 1 month trial, the next months will be billed at $14 unless /until you cancel.

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Get access to everything Bark Premium offers…

The best part about this 1 Month FREE Bark App Premium Trial is that you get FULL access to everything Bark’s parental control app offers and decide for yourself before you subscribe long-term! 🙌🏼

Nowadays, our kids are using screens, the Internet, and social media more than ever. If you’re looking for a catch-all way to give yourself peace of mind when they do, we can’t speak highly enough about the Bark app’s ease of use and effectiveness! 🙌🏼

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Why choose Bark over other apps?

Bark offers all the features of other parental control apps plus MUCH MORE at an affordable price! You’ll be able to manage their screen time, filter which websites they can visit, check on their location in real-time, monitor texts, emails, and more alerts, plus 30+ social media apps and platforms, AND get alerts sent to your phone!

*Pssst! And don’t worry — Bark doesn’t just let you know about issues without giving you suggestions for how to address them. They help you strengthen your relationship with your kid by suggesting ways to handle different difficult situations. 🤗

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Tired of barking at your kids over screen time? Be sure to try out my favorite feature: the schedule!

If you love lists, charts, calendars, then you’re gonna love the schedule feature on the Bark app. It is SO much easier to use (& prettier IMO) than other scheduling features on similar security apps!

You can seriously schedule all 👏🏼 the 👏🏼 things 👏🏼 from school/homework time, bedtime, even free time! From there you can decide exactly what websites and apps can be used during that time, including TikTok, Snapchat, YouTube, you name it! And blocking them is as easy as switching the little slider bar on/off.

Plus, you can schedule out a weekly or daily schedule with time slots for every hour of the day, 7 days a week. It’s even pre-color coated, ya’ll! 😍

It has been SUCH a relief not to have to fight with my kids over what to turn off during homework time! The rules are set in stone, from the palm of my hand, in the simple app, on my phone, and Bark does it all for me!

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Thank you, Bark, for the helpful alerts!

One of parents’ favorite features (and another one of mine too) is the alerts! You’ll get an automatic email or text when Bark detects potential risks so you don’t have to scroll through every post, text, and user activity at the end of each day… because what parent really has time for that??

Some of the alerts are for issues like cyberbullying, online predators, suicidal ideation, violence, and much more. Bark will even alert you when your child hasn’t been fully exposed to but may have gotten close to risky content so that proactive parents can talk to their child and ask if everything is okay.

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I’m not the only one who loves Bark! Check out what Hip Sidekick Rachel has to say…

As a parent, peace of mind when it comes to kids with devices is priceless. Before using Bark, I spent countless hours combing through apps to ensure everything was safe and my youngest wasn’t receiving inappropriate messages. Bark has been a game-changer—it’s like having a personal assistant filter through everything for you. It picks up EVERYTHING, so occasionally, there might be an alert for harmless jokes. But that’s exactly why I love it. I can quickly review the alerts and ensure everything is fine, knowing Bark will catch even the slightest issues. I recommend it to all my friends—it’s a parent’s best assistant. – Hip Sidekick, Rachel

Chelsey smiling while holding a smartphone with the Bark app open showing the various options

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Need to cancel? You won’t have to jump through hoops!

You can cancel through your account settings at any time. Simply log in to your account, select Menu, Account, then scroll down to Cancel My Account. It’s so easy!

Note that if you are using the Apple Subscription payment method, you’ll notice in your Bark Account Settings that you have to go to your Apple Subscriptions page to manage your Bark subscription (e.g., to edit, cancel, or refund).

Have you ever tried Bark? We’d love to hear your thoughts! ❤️

About the writer:

Chelsey is a writer & photographer with both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Arizona State University. She holds 3+ years blogging experience not only for Hip2Save, but various other publications in the health, lifestyle, and education field.

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Comments 5

  1. Ana

    I wish this had been around when my kids were young!
    I’ve followed them for a long time on Instagram and this is something you should do if your kids have access to a smart phone or internet.
    I would happily pay for this after the free trial because your kids are worth it!

  2. Susan

    We have this app…Apple is a stickler about using this type of app, so we constantly have to connect her phone to our computer to update/reauthorize it. When we first got it, she had an android phone and it was so much more user friendly.

    • Rachelo

      I am surprised this app is so popular. I did not find it to be user friendly at all.

      • Mom_masterofchaos

        I’ve used it for 4 or so years now and they have changed it a lot over the years for the better.

  3. Bcbebs

    Love this app! Well worth it! I love it monitors the text messages and tells me if there is bullying from or to my child. It also alerts me when inappropriate language being used. I connected my kids school google account and it’s nice because it helps me be aware of anything that is going on and warns me of any YouTube subscriptions. I don’t have to check my middle schooler’s phone and we talk a lot more because I am more aware of what she is seeing online and being exposed to online. Great teaching moments for sure.

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