Keeping kids safe online

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Bark wants to help parents keep their kids safe on the Internet without overstepping any bounds.

The startup, which launched onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt, uses machine learning algorithms to identify things like cyberbullying, sexting, or possible indicators of depression.

Bark can interface with 15 different social sites, once kids have given their parents permission to access their accounts. Bark will then alert parents to any activity that parents have expressed an interest in knowing about, from "inappropriate behavior" to "explicit sexual content" and "drug-related content."

Bark, founded by father-of-two Brian Bason, costs just $9 a month per family (and the first month is free).

First published May 13, 2016: 10:47 AM ET

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