Our brains are hardwired to storytelling. Our ancestors have for thousands of years been gathering around the campfire at night since language (and the ability to control fire) exists.
It’s no wonder why this is an extremely effective way of conveying information. So for the teachers out there, it might be good to instead of just giving classes, passing along some stories of how cybersecurity (or lack thereof) have affected people’s lives.
This strategy has been proven effective in some studies 1 2 and the bonus is that people will likely transmit those stories to the ones they know.
- Stories as Informal Lessons about Security - a non technical paper about how stories about cybersecurity have a huge influence on people