Protect Your Kids Online with EarthLink Guardian

As a parent, keeping your children safe from the dangers of the internet is a top priority. EarthLink Guardian offers an award-winning monitoring and screen management service that provides peace of mind for you and your kids.

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Peace of mind for just $9.95

Keeping your children safe and out of harm’s way on the internet costs less than $10 a month – less than your child’s allowance, we’ll bet.

  • 12 the average age a child is first exposed to online pornography

  • 500,000 the average number of predators online every day

  • 3 million severe bullying incidents detected by Bark

  • 1.1 million self-harm situations detected by Bark

With this guardian angel app, parents can:

  • limit screen time

    Limit screen time

  • monitor content

    Monitor content

  • location notifications

    Location notifications

  • approve websites

    Approve websites

The internet isn’t safe but your kids should be

EarthLink Guardian, powered by Bark, is a parental control software that keeps your kids safe in their digital lives.

The internet is a powerful tool, one your children will need to use for school and want to connect with friends. But with great searching comes great responsibility – you don’t want to let your kids roam free on the wild, wild internet.

Our parental control service can put you back in the driver’s seat. With the Guardian app for parents, you’ll be able to:

  • Monitor more than 30 of the most popular apps and social media platforms.
  • Get a second set of eyes and ears to keep your children safe.
  • Receive alerts on threats, including cyberbullying, adult content, sexual predators, drug use, depression, suicidal ideation, threats of violence, and more.
  • Set healthy limits with screen time management.
  • Know where your kids are, always.
  • Keep your kids safe without infringing on their privacy.

Try 30 Days of EarthLink Guardian for Free

When you subscribe to EarthLink Guardian, you can enjoy the most popular parental control features free for the first 30 days. That’s what we call smart spending. If you’re not completely satisfied, cancel before the next billing period begins to prevent further charges.

Safety tools that are parent approved

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    It’s the most helpful tool

    “Bark is like the Swiss Army knife of my parenting tool box. I find a new benefit of having it constantly. It’s the most helpful tool I have in keeping my teenagers safe and helping me stay in the know with their crazy world of technology.”

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    It saved our family

    “I just want to get on here and say PLEASE get Bark online monitoring. Yesterday it saved our family. Out of respect for our son’s privacy I won’t go into details. But I will say this:

    • (1) We are a family who talks about EVERYTHING on the daily, I literally run a non-profit about kids and mental health…
    • (2) He is an AMAZING, thoughtful, kind, sweet person and
    • (3) He almost got into a situation that would have haunted him for the rest of his life. You need the open communication AND Bark to battle modern childhood.”
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    I love the peace of mind it gives me

    “We have been a Bark family for over a year and absolutely LOVE it! I previously searched and tried other apps to monitor my children’s online activity and then stumbled upon Bark.”

Get the Guardian parent app

Our Guardian parental control app offers a range of features including web filtering, screen time management, content monitoring, and check-ins. It works on iOS devices, Android devices, and Amazon mobile devices. Monitor your child’s online activity, enable location tracking, set screen time limits, and get real-time alerts to potential threats

Learn more about Bark

We understand that navigating the online world can be a challenge for parents. That’s why we connect you to educational resources to help you keep your children safe online.

Visit Bark’s website for links to articles, blog posts, or videos that provide tips and advice for parents.

  • Watchdog monitoring

    Internet monitoring software for parents keeps an eye on text messages, emails, YouTube searches, and other apps all in one place. Get alerts to any potential threats, online or off.

  • Setting healthy limits

    Keep track of your child’s screen time and filter their online activity to set healthy boundaries with our web filter. You’ll decide what websites your kids can access and when, while blocking apps you deem unsafe.

  • Check-In on your kids

    Sometimes kids forget to check-in with their parents. With EarthLink Guardian’s check-in feature, you won’t have to worry if your child forgets to send a text. Monitor their safe arrival at their destination without disrupting their activities.

  • Safety with privacy

    EarthLink Guardian isn’t spyware to snoop on your kids – your child will still be free to surf and explore parts of the web you’ve okayed. You’ll only get alerts if a potential threat arises, not for every little Google search.

  • Unlimited coverage

    Whether you have one child or several, our parental control software covers an unlimited number of children, devices and accounts.


More ways to stay safe online with EarthLink

In addition to EarthLink Guardian, we also offer other ways to keep you and your family safe.

  • Remote IT support

    Get unlimited remote technical support from EarthLink’s experts. We’ll help you resolve your tech issues without leaving your home.

    Get IT Help
  • Data backup

    Protect your important files with EarthLink’s automated online backup plans. Relax knowing your files are safe and secure.

    Backup My Data
  • Cyber safety packages

    Stay safe online with Norton LifeLock’s industry-leading cyber safety packages, now available at EarthLink.

    Protect My Connection

Bark up the right tree

Don’t wait any longer to start protecting your kids’ digital lives. Get the Guardian app for parents today and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your children are safe online.