One of the most common criticisms I hear is regarding the total monitoring of a child’s electronics, how it breaks down trust, discourages open discussion, and avoids teaching a child responsible behaviors with electronics.
That’s what I love about Bark. It’s not about reading all of their texts. It’s about monitoring, on an as needed basis, and being there to guide the child through the difficult spots.
It’s about good parenting practices and advice; creating healthy habits; and supporting all parents as we stumble through this new world.
It’s a balancing act.