objective: analyze the viewpoint of 6th grade students in a public school in northern paraná state about aging. methods: a sectional study was conducted, individual, observational, transverse; data was collected through self-administered questionnaires at school. results: 87% of the teenagers reported having already lived with elderly people (70,7%); 88,5% considered it positive and 11,5% evaluated in a different way, none of the participants considered as negative the quality of living with elderly people. many young people have positive perceptions about aging and that negative perceptions exist, but these are less frequently. the notice about aging was analyzed carrying out the association with those variables: sex, scholarship of the head of the family and the living with elderly people. gender and coping with elderly may be associated with some viewpoits, not being possible, however, to provide positive or negative trends. conclusion: we hope this study can help the educator make an approach on aging based on concepts, perceptions and experiences in the universe of adolescent and young people, building or strengthening positive conceptions about aging.