I’m a 16 years old student that use iNat independently, not from school.
Cyberbullying in iNat is rare in my experience, i never experienced one.
Even when i wrongly identified some observations, the experts politely corrected me and even answer my question.
About privacy, you can obscured the location of your observation, i used it alot, especially when i’m observing near my place
And for a record, sometimes i get upset if some amateur wrongly identified my observation, or made the observation back to “Needs ID”
And sometimes i get jealous if someone got a better observation than me
I’m not acting rude though, i always soothe myself out of the emotion
That showed that people of my age seem can’t control their emotion, i think the teacher should told their students to control themselves and not acting rude in internet