New Bark Program for Student Technology Monitoring is Now Available to Parents
Dear Lytle ISD Parents and Families,
When schools give students access to devices and online accounts, an incredible world of learning opportunities opens up — as well as potential dangers. Digital safety is critically important to Lytle ISD, which is why we are now using Bark for Schools to help us protect our students both online and in real life.
Bark monitors for signs of potential issues like:
- Suicidal ideation
- Sexual predators
- Threats of violence
Alerts at the first signs of danger
When possible, dangers arise on school-issued accounts, Bark for Schools sends us alerts so we can address the situation in a timely manner. These alerts also give us insights that help us promote the wellness of the entire student body.
Sign up to get alerts with Bark for Schools Parent Portal
Kids use their school-issued accounts both at school and at home, and families are often in a better position to respond to urgent alerts after hours, on weekends, and during breaks. In the coming week, you will receive an invitation to create your free account for the Bark for Schools Parent Portal. As soon as you opt-in, you’ll be able to receive after-hours alerts if Bark detects potentially time-sensitive issues.
Check out these parenting resources
- Visit the Bark Blog to stay informed on all things kids and tech.
- Download this guide for helpful tips on talking to your child about common issues.
- Join the Parenting in a Tech World Facebook group and connect with other parents raising kids in the digital age.
Learn more about Bark for Schools — including their commitment to student privacy. If you have additional questions, please contact us your child’s campus administrator. Thank you for your support as we strive to help keep our students safe online.
Be a Good Pirate!
Michelle Carroll Smith
Lytle ISD Superintendent of Schools
This email was sent to all parents and guardians the week of April 3, 2023