Brown Computer and Information Services (CIS) has partnered with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to offer Bear Tips, a new and innovative media project that seeks to engage the community in safety awareness through short, fun safety videos. Each video module highlights a relevant safety message and resource that Public Safety would like to reinforce among community members. With Bruno's help, students and staff are reminded to stop, think and bear in mind safe behaviors and safety resources that are readily available to them at Brown.
In an effort to make the virtual Bear Tips learning experience applicable to everyday life here at Brown, we have created Bear Tips coins for distribution to incentivize the behaviors promoted in the video series. Coins are also useful outreach incentives that members of DPS will distribute to students and staff. There are a number of ways a student or staff member can earn Bear Tips Coins to include, but not limited to:
- Attend a Public Safety sponsored event/program
- Stop by a DPS resource table and connect with our staff
- Register property with the Crime Prevention Unit, Operation ID Program
- A Brown DPS Officer spots you making a ‘street smart’ choice (i.e. securing your bicycle with a U-shaped lock, paying attention to your surroundings, etc.)
Yes, Bear Tips Coins have value! There is certainly a benefit to accumulating Bear Tips Coins. In fact, the Brown University Bookstore is on board with offering the following select safety products for free with 15 Bear Tips Coins (promotion ends 12/31/14):
1. LoJack Tracking Software for Laptops from Absolute Software, 1 Year Subscription card. Value $29.99
Locate your device (laptops, phones, and tablets) using GPS, Wi-Fi or IP geolocation giving you the tools to see the last location in the event that it goes missing. (Compatible with PC, Mac or Android.)
2. Laptop Security Cable with Lock - Protect your valuable laptop from theft. Value $30.00. (Brand may vary.)
Easy to use: Simply attach the cable and locking device to the built-in security slot found on most portable computers, and secure it to an immovable object. No screws, brackets or messy adhesives. Steel alloy with round key lock
3. 50% off a Kryptonite Evolution Bicycle Lock
During the academic year Public Safety will offer various opportunities for you to cash in your Bear Tips Coins through giveaways to earn items such as gift certificates, dining bucks, and more! Follow Public Safety on Twitter and like them on Facebook to stay informed about how you can cash your coins in.