ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Bark Technologies, a global leader in the digital safety space for children, was named to TIME’s Best Inventions List of 2023 for its most recent product launch, the Bark Phone for kids. TIME’s Best Inventions list features 200 extraordinary innovations changing our lives.
Nominations were solicited from TIME’s editors and correspondents around the world, paying special attention to growing fields such as AI, green energy, and sustainability. Each contender was evaluated on a number of key factors, including originality, efficacy, ambition, and impact.
This recognition follows a series of awards presented to Bark for its unparalleled safety tools and educational resources for families. The Bark Phone for kids recently received PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice Award for Best Kids’ Smartphone and was also the recipient of The National Product Parenting Award (NAPPA).
Combining the best of advanced content monitoring with location tracking and other top parent-requested features, the Bark Phone is a fully customizable Samsung device that also includes built-in features (able to be managed remotely on the parent’s device) such as:
- Alerts for potential dangers like bullying, depression, and online predation
- Real-time GPS location tracking
- App & web blocking
- App download permissions
- Texts that can’t be deleted without permission
- Phone locking
- Tamper-proof parental controls
“We are thrilled to be recognized by TIME, PC Magazine, and NAPPA as a pioneer in the children’s smartphone space,” said Brian Bason, Bark founder and CEO. “As with every safety tool we launch, the Bark Phone was designed with parents and children in mind, and our goal as a company continues to prioritize the needs of families and the safety of children in those families. The Bark Phone does this without sacrificing the features, performance, and camera quality that kids crave.”
Of the 2023 list, TIME’s editors write: “The result is a list of 200 groundbreaking inventions (and 50 special mention inventions) — including the world’s most powerful supercomputer, a game-changing entertainment venue, and a new shape — that are changing how we live, work, play, and think about what’s possible.”
Visit time.com/best-inventions-2023 to see the full list.
To learn more about the Bark Phone and its newest features and plans, visit https://www.bark.us/bark-phone/.
Founded in 2015, Bark is an award-winning parental control app, smartphone, and hardware for digital devices that helps protect 6.8 million children at home and in more than 3,700 schools and districts nationwide.
Using highly sophisticated artificial intelligence, Bark alerts families to concerning behaviors in a variety of categories, including cyberbullying, depression, suicidal ideation, violence, and online predation, and gives caregivers best next steps for how to address those issues.
Bark monitors more than 30 of today’s most popular social media platforms and apps, as well as text messages, images, videos, chats, emails, and files. Families also get the ability to create custom screen time schedules, block websites and apps, and track location when kids are on the go. The Bark app is currently available in the U.S., South Africa, and Australia. The Bark Phone for kids is currently available in the U.S. Visit www.bark.us for more information.
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